Hyundai Mobis goes big on by-wire chassis systems
The supplier is developing a foldable/storable steering system in preparation for greater vehicle autonomy and an e-corner module to transform into a platform-oriented technology developer for purpose-built vehicles for mobility services.
Being a captive supplier to an OEM has its advantages, believes Hyundai Mobis. Unlike other automotive suppliers that focus on select systems and make specific parts, it believes it is uniquely capable of developing key vehicle systems, tapping its broad capabilities in steering, braking, connectivity, and electrification as the primary supplier to its parent company’s Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicle brands.
Its development plans include various future technologies, notably a foldable steering system and e-corner module, to address market needs for self-driving cars and future mobility including purpose-built vehicles (PBVs) for mobility services.
“Hyundai Mobis goes beyond simply reinterpreting existing technologies and instead develops parts technologies that apply to future cars in totally new ways,” said Jang-don Choi, Managing Director, Chassis/Safety Business Unit, Hyundai Mobis.
The company announced in late October that it has developed technology that enables the folding and storing of a steering wheel in preparation for future mobility vehicles with greater vehicle autonomy and allowing for more space in the driver’s seat to bring about design innovation. The system features a steering wheel that can move forward and backward by up to 25 cm (9.8 in).
To develop this system, it designed new core parts, including a steering column and a “reaction force control device,” and applied a sl
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