Industry Report: Chassis in the Age of Autonomous
Examining the new roles for the chassis in highly automated vehicles
Driven largely by a vision of an accident-free world, the autonomous car market is predicted hit $42billion by 2025, accelerating to $77billion by 2035, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
While safety may be the driver of the technology, the autonomous car will also enable other trends such as ride and car sharing, and in due course Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
These mobility trends will shift the way that the automotive industry defines its business model and ultimately the way it designs and builds its vehicles to meet the new requirements: Shifting from personal-use vehicles tailored to individual customers’ preferences to ‘pods’ designed to enhance function and user experience.
These smart, autonomous and connected vehicles will give creative engineers and product planners extra design freedom, allowing them to explore new chassis concepts.
This exclusive Automotive IQ industry report explores the key issues surrounding the creation of the chassis of the future. Key topics include:
- The challenges faced in developing chassis for complex autonomous vehicles
- Incorporating drive-by-wire technology
- Vehicle motion control, essential for when the driver no-longer controls the car
- Chassis electrification – the only powertrain choice for Level 5 automation
- Rethinking chassis design and engineering once accidents are a thing of the past
- Lightweight structures save weight and boost efficiency
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