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05/10/21
Ingolstadt
Technology

Audi TechTalk Steering

Audi TechTalk Steering

The steering wheel is almost as old as the automobile itself. And it is a given that a vehicle will drive in the direction desired according to the motion of the steering wheel. But the technologies behind it are complex and have become increasingly sophisticated in recent decades. The developers at Audi are working on the perfect combination of dynamic handling and comfort. At the same time, steering assistance functions offer added safety and support in everyday driving – for changing lanes, swerving, and parking. As a result, the steering wheel is increasingly emerging as a communication device, moving away from the standard wheel and toward becoming a high tech command center.

We’ve got the hang of it

The steering wheel is almost as old as the automobile itself. And it is a given that a vehicle will drive in the direction desired according to the motion of the steering wheel. But the technologies behind it are complex and have become increasingly sophisticated in recent decades. The developers at Audi are working on the perfect combination of dynamic handling and comfort...

Fine-tuning the characteristics of the Audi steering system

Whether driving on winding roads in the Alps, a busy highway, or city streets filled with potholes on the way to the supermarket – a good steering wheel has to cover the entire spectrum of driving situations. In this interview, Carsten Jablonowski, Driving Characteristics Development Team Lead, explains the complex process of fine-tuning the chassis and steering, which is what gives an Audi its unique steering feel.

Behind the scenes: The development of the Audi steering wheel

An innovative spirit and passion for detail characterize the work of the steering wheel experts at Audi. The entire process, from designing the layout and selecting the materials to manufacturing the initial prototypes to conducting the endurance test and manufacturing the production model, can take between four to five years...

Glossary: Technical terms about steering

From A as in all-wheel steering to Y as in yaw moment – steering systems bring a host of technical terms with them. In the glossary for TechTalk Steering, we will explain the most important terms...

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