History of Sentient

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Founded by Innovators

Sentient was founded 2009 by a group of engineers who specialise in vehicle active safety. With several years of experience in automotive industry and academic research they set out to revolutionise the conceptual thinking behind steering and vehicle motion control. In a dynamic work environment with additional owners and colleagues, new ideas developed with the purpose to put them into action in vehicles. 2013, Sentient’s first product, S+ Blueprint Steering, came on to the market. Four patents have been granted and currently six patents are pending.

The founders have been devoted to the Sentient Way of Working, and have implemented the principles in the product development work, contributing to unique solutions of steering feel and vehicle motion control – a revolution in the field. In order to retain the Sentient Way of Working, the firm grows organically. New staff and owners have been added in order to increase the market and the opportunity for collaboration. The founders, Johan Hultén and Jochen Pohl, are still on leading posts in the growing company and are just as devoted to get the innovations on the roads as when they started.


Co-Founder, Johan Hultén

Co-Founder, Jochen Pohl

In Production since 2013

S+ Blueprint Steering, one of the main functions sold by Sentient, has been in production since 2013. Since then, customers of a leading OEM of commercial vehicles have enjoyed a high level of steering comfort, control and fidility through S+ Blueprint Steering. S+ Blueprint Steering works just as well for passenger cars and have an extensive interface suited for driver assistance systems and fully autonomous vehicles.

S+ Blueprint Steering, plays a leading role in the promotion video The Epic Split, made by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy vehicles. The film features stars like Jean Claude van Damme. The actor is known for his splits, but this is probably the first time a video like this goes viral. Watch The Epic Split with Jean-Claude Van Damme between two reversing trucks.

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