Bosch is developing a new generation of steering angle sensors – due out by the end of 2006 – which have a new modular construction which allows different versions to cover a range of needs.

The simplest version is an absolute measurement sensor with a range of measurement of ± 90 degrees. The most high-performance version is a ± 780 degree multi-turn sensor featuring customised programmable signal processing with built-in redundancy.

The new generation of sensors can be used for a wide range of applications and are fully compatible with previous models, so can be retrofitted without modification.