Active Front Steering (AFS) is BMW's intermediate step leading to the future of a pure steer-by-wire system. Although BMW says steer-by-wire is at least 8 years away, AFS can be fitted into a new-generation BMW model within four years (provided regulations allowing for its use are issued), explain the engineers who are working on its development. A complement to BMW's existing Servotronic power steering, the AFS system evens out yawing motion, for example, when braking on road surfaces ...

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