Agenda Day 2

Registration and Welcome

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


9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by Chair Olivier Raynauld, BWI Group


Breakfast Roundtable Sessions

Round Table 1

9:10 am - 9:50 am Latest E-Chassis Developments
Alexandre Pinto, Chassis & Modules Technical Director, Benteler Asia Pacific

Round Table 2

9:10 am - 9:50 am Vehicle/Chassis Related Requirements for Autonomous Vehicles from the Customer Perspective
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, Engineering Director ESC, Mando Corporation

Round Table 4

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

Conference Day 2


9:50 am - 10:30 am The Use of Driver in the Loop Approach To Speed Up The Development of Suspensions’ Vehicle Functions

Giacomo Danisi, CEO, Danisi Engineering S.r.l., 

10:30 am - 11:10 am Yaw Rate Control Via Variable Front-To-Total Anti-Roll Moment Distribution

Prof. Aldo Sorniotti, Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, University of Surrey

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

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Virtual Engineering: A Powerful Tool in New Valving Development

Miguel Dhaens, Engineering Manager, Tenneco Automotive Europe BVBA

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Advanced Suspension Systems to Reduce Motion Sickness in Autonomous Cars

Ralf Leiter, Engineering Director ESC, MandoCorporation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Luncheon

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Knowing the Road Ahead

Koen Reybrouck, General Manager, REYCON 

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study: Optimizing E-Chassis Performance and Opportunities Towards Autonomous Drive

Alexandre Pinto, Chassis & Modules Technical Director, Benteler Asia Pacific

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Coffee Break and Networking

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion: Is Utilising High-End Suspension Systems and Designs on Autonomous Vehicles Really Necessary?

Koen Reybrouck, General Manager, REYCON
Prof. Sergio M. Savaresi, Professor in Automatic Control, Politecnico di Milano
Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager, Ford Motor Company

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm Closing Remarks by Chair - Olivier Raynauld, BWI Group


4:45 pm - 4:50 pm Conference Closes


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Suspension Development in an EV / Autonomous World

Ed Knoy, Company Owner, Knoy-Consulting