16 - 18 APRIL 2019
Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer, 60329 Frankfurt, Germany

Agenda Day 1

Morning Session

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks by the conference chairman Olivier Raynauld, BWI Group

9:00 am - 9:40 am Force vectoring spring implementation into a twistbeam suspension

Dr. Andreas Carlitz, Chassis Integration Supervisor, Ford, Germany
Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager, Ford, Germany

9:40 am - 10:30 am Panel discussion | Developments in active and semi-active suspension systems

Moderated by:
Olivier Raynauld, Manager, Global Technology and Business Development, BWI Group, France
Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager, Ford, Germany
Sven Albrecht, Manager Chassis Development, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Miguel Dhaens, Engineering

10:30 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee break and networking

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Magneti Marelli user selective ride - set your dampers to your mood

Dr. Giordano Greco, Innovation Technology Project Manager, Magneti Marelli, Italy

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Active chassis system design in driving simulator

Stavros Angelis, Function Developer, Wheel Suspension Mechatronic System, Volvo Cars, Sweden

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm MagneRide 4.0: a new generation active damper

Olivier Valee, Technology and Business Development Manager, Europe, BWI France

1:20 pm - 2:50 pm Networking luncheon

Afternoon Session

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Integrated 2-valve damping and hydraulic roll control system from high-performance sport cars to premium CUVs - ways to achieve more comfort in autonomous vehicles

Miguel Dhaens, Engineering Manager Global Research Ride Performance,
Tenneco Automotive, Belgium

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Multi-chamber air-suspensions control

Prof. Sergio M. Savaresi, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Coffee break and networking

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Skyhook and CRONE semi-active suspensions : A comparative study

Vincent Hernette, Suspension Expert, PSA Groupe, France
Emna Hamrouni, Researcher, IMS Bordeaux, France

5:10 pm - 5:50 pm MEMS inertial sensors for active suspension systems

Dr. Yvonne Schiele, Project Manager Sensor Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany