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 first 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.


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With the introduction of a new smart system on the steering is now possible to obtain new
functionalities such as haptic signals (for example the steering wheel can shake in order to indicate
a specific vehicle status) and customizable steering wheel feedback. The modularity and flexibility
of the system allow to the OEM to fit the vehicle to the user needs.

Thanks to the modularity of the system, it is possible to have a full range of intelligent steering columns with the same integrated DPS module. This module is customizable on the application with different type of functionalities like tilting, telescopic, lever/pedal or remote disengage in order to obtain the best ergonomics and to fulfill all the constrains in the machine’s cab.