EPS: Electric Power Steering
The steering system sector has made a fundamental change. The dramatic growth of Electric Power Steering (EPS), which was first seen in Europe in the late 1990s, results from significant design, economy and functional advantages over hydraulic systems. EPS uses an electric motor to power the system, removing any direct parasitic connection with the engine. EPS contributes to a fuel saving of between 0,2 and 0,3 litres per 100 Km.
Today EPS has already overtaken traditional hydraulic systems.