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Conference Day 2

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Workshop B: Suspension light-weighting for different class/types of vehicles

Rajendra Abhange, Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer, Gabriel India Ltd.
With emerging new trends and disruptions in the automobile architecture and change in vehicle concepts the suspension industry would undergo drastic transformation in its form and functionality. Light-weighting is fast becoming the focus area for most of the system developers to meet
vehicular weight targets in improving the power to weight ratio.
• How can suspension industry prepare for light weighting requirements for future automobiles especially EV?
• What are the industry specific issues and challenges to bring in speed to develop products ahead of market?
• What are threats that may lead to its obsolescence? (Function merged in another system) and how could be addressed?

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Rajendra Abhange

Sr. Director & Chief Technology Officer
Gabriel India Ltd.

10:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM Registration and welcome coffee

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Opening remarks form the chair

Koen Reybrouck, General Manager, REYCON bvba

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Koen Reybrouck

General Manager
REYCON bvba
  • Monoleaf front suspension concepts
  • Multi-leaf rear suspension concepts
  • Process Development

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Matthew Van Meter

Chief Engineer, Truck Suspensions and Axles
Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Morning refreshments and networking

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM On vehicle performance measurements of a state of the art active suspension

Gunther Bismans, Technical Team Leader, Advanced Engineering, Tenneco Automotive Europe
• ACOCAR technology working principle
• Control strategies
• Performance metrics: ridecomfort & handling
• Power consumption
• Future opportunities

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Gunther Bismans

Technical Team Leader, Advanced Engineering
Tenneco Automotive Europe

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Integration: Design and management of a high integration ECU for vertical and driving dynamics

Markus Buhlmann, Head of Unit Chassis Electronics, Vehicle Dynamics/Software, Audi AG
• Design of an ECU which  ts to all combinations in a vehicle platform
• Design of an integration software architecture to integrate any combination of controls for vertical dynamics systems in on ECU (and additionally for vehicle dynamics)
• Managing a huge variety of combinations
• How to individualize the same software for different car lines and brands

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Markus Buhlmann

Head of Unit Chassis Electronics, Vehicle Dynamics/Software
Audi AG

1:10 PM - 2:40 PM Networking Lunch

• Suspension component optimization
• Analytical tools and processes
• Critical loadcases
• Regional component requirements

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Constantin Giebel

Development Engineer CAE
Ford-Werke GmbH
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Przemyslaw Chrost

CAE Methods Development, Chassis CAE
Ford-Werke GmbH
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Thomas Schmitz

Global Core Suspension Manager Chassis Engineering
Ford-Werke GmbH

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM DualRide: an affordable adaptive suspension system

Olivier Raynauld, Sr. Manager, Global Technology & Business Development, BWI Group
• Two-position switchable damper
• Defaults to Comfort setting
• Low power, easily integrated system
• No additional sensors required

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Olivier Raynauld

Sr. Manager, Global Technology & Business Development
BWI Group

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Round Table Discussion: Future requirements and technologies for different vehicle segments, types and markets

Olivier Raynauld, Sr. Manager, Global Technology & Business Development, BWI Group Johannes JH Paulides, CEO, AE-group Koen Reybrouck, General Manager, REYCON bvba
Small & Sedan | Europe | EV's and HEV's | Autonomous Vehicles

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Olivier Raynauld

Sr. Manager, Global Technology & Business Development
BWI Group
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Johannes JH Paulides

CEO
AE-group
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Koen Reybrouck

General Manager
REYCON bvba

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM Closing remarks from the chair

Koen Reybrouck, General Manager, REYCON bvba

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Koen Reybrouck

General Manager
REYCON bvba