28-30 March 2017
Dorint Main Taunus Zentrum, Sulzbach (Taunus), Germany

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An efficient architecture for a hydraulic regenerative shock absorber

Giordano Greco, Product and Process Evolution Project Manager at Magneti Marelli, gave a presentation at last years' Advanced Suspension Systems Conference, on the topic "An efficient architecture for a hydraulic regenerative shock absorber". Download the full presentation for free here. 

Trends in Suspension Systems

While active suspension systems have been around for decades, they never gained much traction outside of racing and high-end cars. They usually were too expensive to use more commonly. Also, the required array of sensors and servomechanisms for the hydraulic systems added weight and needed a lot of power.

Even the highly desirable abilities to suppress body roll while providing comfort and control weren’t seen as enough of a benefit to make that trade. The added complexity also had a negative influence on reliability and serviceability of these systems – or rather made occurring issues expensive.

Automotive IQ has written an exclusive free report on the topic of "Let’s Get Active or Not? - Current Trends in Suspension Systems".

Read more here.

Report on New Materials for Suspension Systems

We’ve seen a number of innovations in recent years in the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) and glass reinforced plastics (GRP) for lightweight suspension parts, and it’s a trend that the industry expects to continue. We’ve also seen the development of active and intelligent suspension systems, and in the future can expect to see electronically controlled and regenerative systems entering the market. 

Read the full report here.

Report on The Three Dimensions of EV Suspension Systems

In order to extend the range between charges, research initially focused on harvesting the thermal energy generated during braking, but with regenerative suspension systems capable of recovering upwards of 400 watts on regular roads, several companies have made significant investments in this emerging technology.

When fitted to hybrid vehicles such a system could equate to an improvement in fuel efficiency of one to five percent.

Expand your knowledge within this area, with this exclusive report written by Automotive IQ on the topic: "The Three Dimensions of EV Suspension Systems". Download for free here.

Ford Werke discuss optimisation of automoitve suspension systems and components

Automotive IQ discusses the latest developments in automotive suspension systems with Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Core Suspension Manager Chassis Engineering at Ford-Werke GmbH in Germany.

Download the full interview here.

Ford Motor Company presents: Optimisation of automotive suspension characteristics

The growing complexity of integrating suspension systems demands a deeper knowledge on customer needs and actual trends, sensor technology and vehicle dynamics challenges.

Dr. Thomas Schmitz, Global Suspension Manager at Ford Motor Company in Germany, made this exclusive presentation on the topic of "Optimization of suspension characteristics using the example of the 50th anniversary Mustang".

Download the full presentation for free here.

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