Challenges Faced by Chassis Engineers

The electrification of an increasing number of formerly mechanically and hydraulically powered chassis systems is currently one of the major challenges for chassis engineers. The strong rise in the number of electrical chassis components not only adds a new dimension to driving comfort but also enables the integration of a range of indispensable safety features.  Also, active chassis systems (braking/suspension) can help recuperate energy. For their integration, extra effort is necessary to avoid negative impact on driving feel.

Advanced electric braking and steering systems

New technologies such as regenerative braking can improve the fuel economy of a vehicle significantly, and are therefore a major key to a mass implementation of electro mobility.

The electrification of braking, suspension and steering systems, as well as global chassis integration challenges will be the focus of IQPC’s  2nd International Conference Chassis Electrification.

Key issues to be discussed

  • Market trends: Find out which are the major factors driving market demand to assess the most promising technologies
  • Energy management: Discuss how to best recuperate energy through advanced braking and suspension systems to prepare the chassisfor electro mobility
  • Power electronics: Hear about the latest in motors and power electronics for electric steeringsystems to meet the demands of the worldwide growing EPS markets
  • Driving feel: Discuss ride comfort and handling challenges in active chassissystems to meet your customers’ expectations
  • ADAS: Learn how to optimally couple chassis systems with driver assistance functions for maximal driver safety

Experts from international companies such as PSA Peugeot Citroën, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Continental, and many more will report first-hand experiences and best practices.

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2nd International Conference Chassis Electrification 
Don’t miss the “2nd International Conference Chassis Electrification”, taking place 11-13 May 2011 at the InterContinental Frankfurt, Germany.
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