Day 1 – Tuesday, 9 June, 2020
Session One – What are the impacts of ADAS & AD on steering systems requirements?
- Roadmap overview ADAS & AD for lateral control
- Concepts evolutions for performance and safety management
- Main issues: Safety, driver controllability and acceptance, driver monitoring, regulation
- Trade off illustration on one example (Autonomous Emergency Steering)
Vincent Abadie, Senior Expert ADAS and Autonomous Driving, Groupe PSA
Alexandre Marcus, Expert Steering Systems, Groupe PSA
Session Two – How do advances in steer-by-wire technology impact my processes?
Here we look into:
- Architectures for steer-by-wire
- Safety aspects, including the definition of safety case and fail-safe vs. fail-operational
- Overcoming commercial obstacles to market introduction such as cost and market acceptance
Session Three – How do you insert real steering systems into the driving simulator loop?
Our experts delve into:
- An overview of how driving simulators can introduce the human factor into the early stage of the vehicle design process
- Moving the abstraction level from the steering column (as with common feedback units) to the steering link
- Anticipating the development phase of steering features and ADAS functions
Session Four – What are the latest innovations in lightweight rack bars?
In this session we explore:
- Standard approaches for weight reduction in steering rack bars
- Advantages for forging rack bars
- How to adopt new materials that reduce mass and cost simultaneously
Session Five – How do you cut weight, increase space and meet emissions goals? Making the most of new material possibilities
This presentation looks at:
- Reducing powertrain size to increase interior space
- Investigating new and lighter materials for reaching emissions goals
- Working closer with other chassis departments
Ramakrishna Kamath Vijayakumar, Lead Engineer Steering, General Motors, USA
Day 2 – Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Session One – What is the latest in highly available architectures in steering systems?
This presentation explores:
- Understanding and applying ISO 26262
- Functional safety process to define ASIL C-ready architecture
- Fail safe steering system architecture, including fault tolerant powernets
Session Two – What is Ferrari’s vision of the Steer-by-Wire system benefits?
- Plans of Ferrari to adopt SbW
- Discussing the main difference between such a system for a sports car manufacturer and that of the mainstream OEMs pushed by the mass-production needs.
- Vehicle architecture and vehicle dynamics performance benefits
Thierry Annequin-Digond, Chassis Innovation Manager, Ferrari, Italy
Session Three – What are the big cybersecurity issues for future steering systems?
This session reveals:
- How to protect electric power steering systems from cyber attacks
- The responsibility of Tier 1s and carmakers to design secure steering systems
- How to prepare for sophisticated computer technologies of the future
Session Four – How is the steering system market developing for heavy-duty trucks?
This in-depth case study discusses:
- New generation electro-hydraulic steering systems
- E-trucks, including integration of high voltage powered pump versus 24V pumps for hybrids
- Enhanced ADAS features for trucks
- Solving challenges in EPS for trucks
Session Five – Are we prepared for the steering requirements of the future?
The digital event closing keynote covers:
- Round-up of the all the event topics, recapping lessons learnt
- Acknowledging the major challenges set to face engineers working in the field in the coming year
- Developing robust methods of adapting and responding to unprecedented change