In-vehicle Experience Steering Wheel Equipment

Steering Wheel: Electronics

Last update: 03 Aug. 2023

Product description

The Steering Wheel Electronics combines Hands-On Detection (HOD) and steering wheel heating function to ensure that the driver is still “in the loop” and guarantees safe transitions between manual and assisted/automated driving. The Hands-On Detection (HOD) function is also relevant for European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro-NCAP) testing from 2023. It prevents accidents while driving assistance systems like lane keeping function are active.


What are Valeo Steering Wheel Electronics benefits?
Valeo's solution brings a cost savings advantage thanks to:

  • Single-mat which combines Hands-On Detection (HOD) and Heating sensor mats
  • Reduction of steering wheel variants
  • Function activation via Over The Air (OTA)

Valeo Steering Wheel Electronics specifications

  • Multiple segment detection
  • Communication interface: LIN, Low-/High Speed-CAN(-FD) bus
  • Functional Safety ASIL B (C, D)

Unique selling points
Valeo is first on the market with its unique Hands-On Detection via heating mat which results in:

  • Substantial cost saving: ~40% less
  • Steering wheel variant reduction: from 3 to 1

Vehicle type

  • Passenger car
  • Bus
  • Robot taxi
  • Motorcycle
  • Bike
  • Droid
  • Off road

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