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Collapsible safety steering column

The collapsible safety steering column consists of several mechanical components which, in the event of a frontal collision, ensure that the steering wheel cannot penetrate the interior of the car and the hazard zone of the driver’s head and thorax.

It consists of an outer and inner casing tube that stores a spindle. Thus, the steering shaft is shortened in a similar way to a telescope. Furthermore, during a collision this linkage decouples the steering wheel movement through additional joints and ensures that the airbag housed in the steering wheel maintains the best possible position in front of the driver.

We equip all our models with this important safety feature.