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Active Steering

Unique technical design consisting of a hydraulic steering gear with an integrated electromagnetic actuator. Enables lateral vehicle control and is a building block technology for autonomous driving. 

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Built on Proven Technology

A strong heritage of Sheppard steering gears

Acquired by WABCO in 2017, Sheppard has been a key supplier of industry-leading steering technologies for commercial vehicles for over 50 years.

With over 5 million units sold, Sheppard steering gears have set the industry standard for heavy-duty commercial and specialty vehicles, and are recognized in the market for:

Long product life through outstanding robustness and reliability

Minimized operating cost through on-vehicle serviceability

Smooth steering operations for high driver comfort

MTO: Enabling Active Steering

Through Smart Design

To enable active steering, WABCO has partnered with Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, to upgrade the hydraulic steering gear with Magnetic Torque Overlay (MTO). Nexteer's MTO is a proven technology with 5 million systems produced since 1995.

The unique technical design of MTO provides a robust solution that differentiates with:

Premium vehicle steering feel

Low power consumption and lightweight design with virtually no impact on payload

Scalability and easy integration with the existing steering gear

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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