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

Agenda Day 2

Morning Session 1

9:10 am - 9:50 am Autonomy impacts on suspension systems: How suspension configurations are changing

Paolo Martino, Principle Analyst, IHS Markit, Italy

9:50 am - 10:40 am Panel discussion | Suspension systems in the age of electrification and automation

• What are the real needs for suspension technologies for electric cars?
• What are currently the best ways to optimize energy consumption?
• How can we increase ride comfort and safety in autonomous cars? What technologies will be
prevailing in the future?
Moderated by:
Olivier Raynauld, Manager, Global Technology and Business Development, BWI Group, France
Panelists:
Paolo Martino, Principle Analyst, IHS Markit, Italy
Vincent Hernette, Suspension Expert, PSA Groupe, France
Stavros Angelis, Function Developer, Wheel Suspension Mechatronic System, Volvo Cars, Sweden

10:40 am - 11:10 am Coffee break and networking

Morning Session 2

11:10 am - 11:50 am Smart composite structures for heavy duty suspension systems

Ismail Erhan Eyol, Chassis Engineering Functional Manager, Ford Otosan, Turkey

11:50 am - 12:30 pm Case Study | Suspension Systems for pick-up trucks

Pedro E. Jiménez, Section Manager R&D - Steering, Suspension, Front Axle, Tires&Wheels,
Nissan Technical Center Europe, Spain

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Öhlins electronic suspension for supersport motorcycles – SmartEC 2.0 and OBTi

Per Svennerbrandt, Suspension Systems Specialist, Öhlins Racing, Sweden

1:10 pm - 2:40 pm Networking luncheon

Round Table Sessions

Johannes Wimmer, Project Manager R&D Suspension, KTM, Austria

Round Table A

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Suspension Systems for Motorcycles
Johannes Wimmer, Project Manager R&D Suspension, KTM, Austria

Round Table B

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Overcoming challenges in development of electronic systems

Round Table C

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Sensors and sensor fusion for advanced vehicle dynamics control

Afternoon Session

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm An approach to develop light weight suspension systems

Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager, Ford, Germany
Dr. Theo Küppers, Supervisor Suspension Strategy & Technology Global Core Engineering,
Ford, Germany

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

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Lightweight hot-formed lower control arm application for light commercial vehicles

Invited:
Sara Di Lisio, Suspension Systems Specialist, C.R.F./FCA, Italy

Evening Workshop

6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Lightweight Technologies in Suspension Systems

Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager, Ford, Germany
Dr. Theo Küppers, Supervisor Suspension Strategy & Technology Global Core Engineering, Ford, Germany
Dr. Andreas Carlitz, Chassis Integration Supervisor, Ford, Germany