The character of a car is fundamentally influenced by the steering behaviour and the corresponding steering-feel. Ognibene Digital Power Steering (DPS™) is placed over the traditional steering system in off-highway vehicles, improving maneauverability and enabling the use of GPS and autonomous driving without any additional external steering system. The vehicle is equipped with DPS™ from factory, so it is a fully homologated steering system for on-road and off-road use. The driver has always the possibility to “override” the system and keep full control of the vehicle through steering wheel, in any situation. Excellent driving ergonomics, customizable handling and clear response are also crucial and DPS™ provides these features for the first time in off-highway vehicles.
Key features and main benefits are:
• GPS guidance integration • Active steering wheel return also in reverse (recentering) • Speed dependent steering assistance • Free programmable steering rules (synthetic boost curve) • Active haptic feedback on steering wheel • Steering joystick or mini-wheel easy integration
DPS™ system is designed to reach AgPL (ISO 25119 ) or PL (ISO 13849) performance level.
In 2018 Ognibene Digital Power Steering has received the EIMA International Innovation Award.