Advanced Suspension Systems 2020

21 - 23 April, 2020
Germany

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Preliminary Conference Agenda - Advanced Automotive Suspension Systems 2020

Preliminary Conference Agenda - Advanced Automotive Suspension Systems 2020

The 12th Advanced Suspension Systems Conference 2020 is the leading annual gathering bringing together experts on automotive suspensionvehicle dynamics controlelectric car suspensionautonomous cars and lightweight design

Experts speaking this year include:

    • Theos Küppers, Supervisor, Ford, Germany
    • Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager, Ford, Germany
    • Ralf Leiter, Engineering Director ESC, Mando Corporation, Germany
    • Prof. Sergio M. Savaresi, Professor in Automatic Control, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Highlights of the conference:

  • Get in-depth insight from the European, Asian and North American market to stay competitive with your suspension system design
  • Hear about latest material innovations for truck suspension 
  • Learn more about the new solutions for electronically controlled chassis system: from active to reactive suspension system?
  • Listen to the leading experts talking about suspension components: dampers, strut, sensors, leaf springs and more
  • Discuss important questions in the realm of driving dynamics and suspension systems for self-driving cars

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Die 12. Internationale Konferenz zum Thema hochentwickelte Federungssysteme ist die führende Veranstaltung für Experten, die an Federungssystemen, Fahrdynamik, Federungssystemen für elektrische und autonome Fahrzeuge sowie Leichtbau arbeiten.

Die Highlights der Konferenz sind:

  • Gewinnen Sie Einblick in die europäischen, asiatischen und nordamerikanischen Märkte, um konkurrenzfähig mit Ihrem Federungssystem zu bleiben
  • Erfahren Sie von innovativen Materialien für Lkw- Federungssystem
  • Hören Sie die Expert-Präsentationen zum Thema Aufhängungsbauteile: Dämpfer, Federbeine, Blattfedern und mehr
  • Erfahren Sie mehr über neue Lösungen für elektronisch gesteuerte Aufhängungssysteme
  • Besprechen Sie die wichtigen Fragen im Bereich der Fahrdynamik und des Federungssystems für selbstfahrende Autos
Presentation on how to use driving simulators for efficient wheel suspension development

Presentation on how to use driving simulators for efficient wheel suspension development

Mohit Asher and Tobias Brandin from Volvo discuss how driving simulator concepts can improve ride control performance and enhance rider comfort. Download the full presentation.

The Presentation covers:

• Connecting attributes and design

• Chassis concept testing and tuning

- Early confirmation of wheel program

- Subjective feedback for suspension targets

- Suspension concept testing

• Assess impact of active components

Presentation on lightweight technologies for suspension systems

Presentation on lightweight technologies for suspension systems

Prof. Dr. Ing. Peter Michel discusses lightweight technologies and materials for suspension systems in order to overcome global competition. Download the full presentation.

Interview on OEM’s demand and supply changes for suspension systems

Interview on OEM’s demand and supply changes for suspension systems

Read how Erhan Eyol from Ford and Paolo Martino from IHS discuss the latest trends for suspension systems regarding smart materials, advanced features and electrification.


Article on the topic of weight reduction of suspension systems through lightweight materials

Article on the topic of weight reduction of suspension systems through lightweight materials

Automotive IQ’s article discusses concepts to reduce weight of the automotive body and drivetrain, and how to develop a lightweight materials suspension strategy. 

Ford Otosan Presentation: Smart Composite Structures for Heavy Duty Suspension Systems

Ford Otosan Presentation: Smart Composite Structures for Heavy Duty Suspension Systems

Structural monitoring of suspension parts is getting more important as it enables life monitoring, predictive maintenance. Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) technologies allow the usage of structurally embedded sensors to aid this task, giving suspension systems the capability to gather simultaneous data such as road conditions, loading characteristics, status of structural integrity, etc.

Expand your knowledge with this Presentation by Ford Otosan on Smart Composite Structures for Heavy Duty Suspension Systems.

The Presentation covers the following topics:

• Composite applications on suspension systems: Smart Composite parts with integrated sensors

• Future of sensor embedded PMC composite systems.

• Case study: a heavy duty leaf spring with integrated sensors

Gabriel Presentation: Strategies to Enhance Value Proposition in the Suspension Industry for EVs and AVs

Gabriel Presentation: Strategies to Enhance Value Proposition in the Suspension Industry for EVs and AVs

Emerging automotive technology such as EV and AV is round the corner. Many Tier-I suppliers will feel the heat of changing technology needs and some of them may get displaced due to obsolescence. We as suspension community need to strategize our offerings in a smart manner so that we play a larger role in the new world of automotive disruption and continue to serve the industry in rapidly changing environment.

Learn more about this topic in this presentation by Rajendra Abhange (Gabriel).

IHS Markit Presentation: ADAS and Electrification Impacts on Suspension Systems

IHS Markit Presentation: ADAS and Electrification Impacts on Suspension Systems

Autonomous driving and electrification trends will have an impact on car dynamics. 

Learn more in the Presentation on ADAS and Electrification impacts on Suspension Systems covering the following areas:

• Review of current trends impacting suspensions

• Showcase of main forecast regarding shock absorbers technologies

• Understand impact of ADAS on chassis components

Presented by Patricio Barbale, Senior Analyst – Chassis Components at IHS Markit.

Magneti Marelli Presentation: Trade off Analysis for Regenerative Dampers

Magneti Marelli Presentation: Trade off Analysis for Regenerative Dampers

Are regenerative dampers a worthy investment? Giardano Greco from Magneti Marelli has analyzed different suspension technologies to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

The following technologies have been analyzed:

• Linear Electro-mechanical

• Ball-screw Electro-mechanical

• Rack and pinion Electro- mechanical

• Electro-hydrostatic

• Rotary damper

Politecnico di Milano Presentation: On Road Preview for Active Suspensions

Politecnico di Milano Presentation: On Road Preview for Active Suspensions

Active suspension control system is a leading technology, although it may require additional evaluation in each case. Learn more in the presentation from Politecnico di Milano On Road Preview for Active Suspensions.

The presentation will discuss some basic technical issues related to the usefulness of road-preview for passenger cars equipped with active suspensions.