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Electro-mechanical power steering

Electro-mechanical power steering is a speed-dependent, electrically-controlled assisted steering system that only works when needed by the driver and doesn’t require any hydraulic components.

Its advantage over hydraulic power steering is that it consumes less fuel and provides new comfort and safety functions.

For example, the active return of steering to the middle position improves the centre feel, and the crosswind compensation takes the weight off the driver when the roadway inclines to one side or a constant crosswind is present.

Furthermore, the degree of steering assistance can be individually adjusted depending on the engine and equipment, resulting in a unique steering sensation. These additional functions are made possible by the integration of the control unit into the CAN data bus.