July 30 - August 01, 2019
The Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI

Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 8:40 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:40 am - 8:50 am Opening Remarks by the conference chairman

8:50 am - 9:30 am Active Suspensions: Lessons from the past

Most realized fully active suspensions were derived from either Lotus modal control or sky-hook
damping. This work describes a merger of the two approaches that provided unprecedented
ride and handling improvements. The performance constraint of this system will be discussed,
and a solution presented.
• Lotus Modal Control
• Inertial Damping
• Modal Inertial Damping
• Vehicle Performance Implications

9:30 am - 10:10 am The Evolution of Active Suspension Design to Enable Autonomous Vehicle Realization

This presentation will elaborate on the role that advanced active suspension systems (including
artificial intelligence) will play in the successful launch of autonomous vehicles.
• Design changes
• Application for new passenger experience
• Future challenges

10:10 am - 10:40 am Speed networking

Maximize your time at this event by participating in these fast-paced
1-to-1 meetings. The matchmaking will help you to identify the delegates you want to meet
at the conference.

10:40 am - 11:10 am Morning coffee break

11:10 am - 11:50 am Panel discussion | Control of active and semi-active suspension systems

The demand for advanced suspension technology has increased as there is promise for more
cost effective solutions. Semi –active suspensions are fully developed and widely accepted at
present. New advanced technologies are arising and premium car OEMs are coming out with
new features. In this panel the experts will discuss this trend and focus on such questions as:
• What are the real drivers of these technologies?
• Is there a real need for advanced systems such as 3-chamber air suspension or active
anti-roll bars?
• Discussing market trends, end-user expectations and future demand
• Who will have the system responsibility in the future, the OEM or the Tier 1 supplier?

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm MagneRide 4.0: a new generation active damper

• All of the MagneRide sub-systems have been revisited to improve overall performance
• Significant secondary ride improvements were targeted and achieved
• Robustness of control was improved leading to both NVH and useful authority gains

12:40 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Luncheon

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Investigating control of active chassis systems

Vertical tyre force vectoring, i.e., an alternative method to achieve the cornering response
benefits typical of torque vectoring control
• Torque vectoring have been widely demonstrated in vehicles equipped with controllable
differentials or braking systems
• Presentation of a novel way of continuous direct yaw moment control
• Vehicle dynamics benefits generated by active suspension systems

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Analyzing parameters influencing vehicle dynamics through systematic data acquisition for cars and trucks

• Data acquisition during vehicle development is a critical aspect of economy and Performance
• Suspension characteristics plays an important role in enhancing vehicle dynamics
• Understanding impacts of vehicle kinematics can help to optimize the suspension layout
• Brakes and steering together with suspension

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon coffee break

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm The use of driver in the loop approach to speed up the development of suspensions’ vehicle functions

• Deployment of advanced vehicle functions through mechatronic devices to improve perceived
value of a vehicle
• Developing system integration
• Practical advantages of using driving simulation
• Involving test drivers at an early stage of the development loop for proper system integration
and fault injection activities

8:00 am - 8:40 am MEMS inertial sensors for active suspension systems

• MEMS technology
• Inertial (acceleration + gyroscope combo) sensors for suspension systems
• Stand-alone low-g acceleration sensors for suspension systems
• Digital sensor data transmission

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm Closing remarks by the chairperson

5:20 pm - 5:20 pm End of the first conference day