NSK says it has developed a light column-type electronic power steering (EPS) system with the tilt designed to contribute to fuel efficiency.

The supplier plans to sell the product on a global scale for mid to small sized cars with a particular need for fuel efficiency.

NSK has developed the column-type EPS with tilt mechanism that enables adjusting position both up and down.

With the internal mechanical constructions of the gearbox on this product made more compact, NSK maintains it is 13% lighter than current systems.

Also, the initial test improves safety via the torque sensor’s monitoring function on start-up and continuous EPS operation is possible even when the power supply from the battery is reduced during an idle reduction.

NSK adds it plans to continue to grow global sales of its steering technology business by improving products and expanding local procurement and local production.