Research & Development

At iSteer, we aim to consistently deliver and develop Intelligent Steering solutions.

We do this by continuously investing in the research and development process involved in the re-manufacture of all our aftermarket vehicle components.

Here, our 3 step plan, provides a product that is re-manufactured to OE and Plug and Play specifications:

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1

Standardisation of Product Development

All products developed by iSteer in the re manufacture stages are documented according to a Visual Work Instruction as the standard production process for our team of engineers.

2

Product Testing & Documentation

Prior to the introduction of new components, all iSteer products are tested for installation, quality, safety and reliability. Following this process, we understand the significance of the information that is relative to each product within our range. Here, we produce a unique installation guide for each component that can be followed by a garage technician during installation

3

Quality for the Customer

Once products have been successfully documented and tested, these are added to iSteer’s catalogue range of aftermarket steering components. Via testing all products to strict OEM standards, we are able to offer enduring and market leading quality to the customer.

  • Committed EPS, Hydraulic and Manual steering research centre
  • Leading innovation for aftermarket EPS, Hydraulic and Manual steering products and solutions
  • Value-added installation knowledge and support
  • Comprehensive testing processes
  • Product training sessions for our customers
R & D Benefits

During Research and Development, iSteer monitor the performance and workings of each of our after-market components.

As the product is put under resistance according to various working conditions, ‘real time’ data is collated and analysed to gain a deeper insight of how we are able to improve component efficiencies in delivering our commitment to market leading and Intelligent Steering solutions.

Our dedicated research team endeavour to provide valuable and ongoing support directly to installers; whether this be via supplied installation guides, direct communication or on site assistance.

As is standard, manufacturers of vehicle components seek to protect data by producing parts compatible with specific vehicles only.

In order to overcome such issues, iSteer are dedicated to de-coding and understanding the ways in which each vehicle component communicates with the vehicle ECU.

By making a ‘Virgin Data’ file to flash onto the EEprom chip, the vehicle ECU is then able to transfer its own VIN, Engine specific or Anti Theft data, to the replacement product that is provided.

Through rigorously placing all products through the process of R&D, we are able to develop innovative solutions, ultimately providing independent garage technicians with tried and test aftermarket vehicle solutions.

With our dedicated, in-house R&D team, we are able to produce unique installation guides for each of our aftermarket vehicle components.

As the research team thoroughly understand the installation information regarding diagnostic and mechanical requirements, we are able to provide installation guides with relevant information that can be followed by a garage technician during product installation.

The production processes are provided by the research team to enable the production team to be uniformed in their approach to re-manufacture a specific product.

Every product in our catalogue has been through the development process and is re-manufactured to a strict VWI (Visual Working Instruction) and linked to product specific BOM (Bill Of Materials) list.

The processes are followed 100% of the time and all components that are known failures are replaced 100% of the time, every time.

At iSteer, we produce a unique testing pattern for each individual product.

These testing patterns are established as we decipher the needs of the vehicle and the working capacities of the steering system. We also test for products with ASR, VDC and ‘City Mode’ options.

Here, our testing patterns are able to establish how the steering will perform on the vehicle, also accounting for environmental and driver based changes such as road/weather conditions, speed and braking.

Understanding how the Steering ECU communicates with the vehicle ECU is essential for the successful re-manufacture of each of our steering components.

Our research team are able to link the product to the vehicle ECU and establish a line of communication via CANbus, Flexray, K-Line etc… – Ensuring all linked components of the steering system are able to communicate with each other to deliver efficient performance.