Agenda Day 2

Registration and Welcome

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Welcome Coffee



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Olivier Raynauld

Manager Global Technology and Business Development
BWI Group

Breakfast Roundtable Sessions

Round Table 1

9:10 am - 9:50 am 1 | Smart suspension with Augmented Reality(AR) to Improve Ride Experience
Rajendra Abhange - Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer, Gabriel India Ltd. India

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Rajendra Abhange

Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer
Gabriel India Ltd. India

Round Table 2

9:10 am - 9:50 am 2 | Vehicle/Chassis Related Requirements for Autonomous Vehicles from the Customer Perspective
Dr. Thomas Schmitz - Global Suspension Manager, Ford Motor Company

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Dr. Thomas Schmitz

Global Suspension Manager
Ford Motor Company

Round Table 3

9:10 am - 9:50 am What Can Suspension Systems do Against Pollution?
Ralf Leiter - Expert Advanced Suspension Systems, Mando Corporation

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Ralf Leiter

Expert Advanced Suspension Systems
Mando Corporation

Round Table 4

9:10 am - 9:50 am Suspension Development in an EV / Autonomous World
Ed Knoy - Company Owner, Knoy-Consulting

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Ed Knoy

Company Owner
Knoy-Consulting

Conference Day 2


9:50 am - 10:30 am Front Suspension Design to Optimize the Use of Torque Vectoring with Two Independent Motors

Giacomo Danisi - CEO, Danisi Engineering S.r.l.
  • Kinematic design
  • Steering feeling optimization through the use of human in the loop simulation
  • EPS compensation
  • Integration of motors and EPS controls
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Giacomo Danisi

CEO
Danisi Engineering S.r.l.

10:30 am - 11:10 am CASE STUDY | Virtual Engineering: A Powerful Tool in New Valving Development

Miguel Dhaens - Engineering Manager, Tenneco Automotive Europe BVBA
Time to market and reducing development time is a very important KPI in developing new
products. New valve development will be showcased as an industrial case of virtual engineering
at DRiV.
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Miguel Dhaens

Engineering Manager
Tenneco Automotive Europe BVBA

11:10 am - 11:40 am Coffee Break and Networking

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Advanced Suspension Systems to Reduce Motion Sickness in Autonomous Cars

Ralf Leiter - Expert Advanced Suspension Systems, Mando Corporation
  • What are the characteristics of autonomous cars that negatively impact car comfort and how can this can be improved
  • What strategies can be implemented to reduce motion sickness
  • How do we implement these strategies with existing technologies
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Ralf Leiter

Expert Advanced Suspension Systems
Mando Corporation

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Knowing the Road Ahead

Koen Reybrouck - General Manager, REYCON BV
  • Real time road scanning with the Xenotrack LIDAR
  • Generating a digital road in a world frame of reference
  • Using AI to classify road features
  • Applications for advanced suspension systems
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Koen Reybrouck

General Manager
REYCON BV

1:00 pm - 2:40 pm Networking Luncheon

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Improving Vehicle Suspension Character Through Definitive 3D Damping System

Rajendra Abhange - Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer, Gabriel India Ltd. India
The need for lower secondary accelerations in various ride conditions is getting more stringent. In the future, damping will be required in various degrees of freedom that would eventually make suspension more complex and challenging.
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Rajendra Abhange

Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer
Gabriel India Ltd. India

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Case Study: Optimizing E-Chassis Performance and Opportunities Towards Autonomous Drive

Alexandre Pinto - Chassis & Modules Technical Director, Benteler Asia Pacific
  • Benteler E-Mobility strategy
  • E-Chassis development approach
  • Opportunities towards autonomous drive
  • People mover & torque vectoring
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Alexandre Pinto

Chassis & Modules Technical Director
Benteler Asia Pacific

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion: Is Utilising High-End Suspension Systems and Designs on Autonomous Vehicles Really Necessary?

Koen Reybrouck - General Manager, REYCON BV
Sergio Matteo Savaresi - Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Dr. Thomas Schmitz - Global Suspension Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Can a conventional suspension system handle the job?
  • Frequency measurements and analysis
  • With costs still high how feasible are active systems?
  • Suspension requirements of autonomous trucks

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Koen Reybrouck

General Manager
REYCON BV

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Sergio Matteo Savaresi

Professor
Politecnico di Milano

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Dr. Thomas Schmitz

Global Suspension Manager
Ford Motor Company


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Olivier Raynauld

Manager Global Technology and Business Development
BWI Group

4:35 pm - 4:40 pm Conference Closes


4:45 pm - 7:15 pm Workshop A: Suspension Development in an EV / Autonomous World

Ed Knoy - Company Owner, Knoy-Consulting
Discuss the key priority shifts in suspension development in an industry with:
  • EV-enabled startups
  • Shifting customer preferences
  • Autonomous vehicles
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Ed Knoy

Company Owner
Knoy-Consulting