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The Advanced Chassis Systems Report 2014

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pzjcnv/the_advanced) has announced the addition of the "The Advanced Chassis Systems Report 2013" report to their offering.

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Chassis technology today is one of the key functional areas responsible for overall performance in terms of vehicle dynamics, safety and fuel efficiency, and these functions can be seen as the key contributor to competitive advantage.

At its simplest the chassis can been defined as the frame of the vehicle plus its running gear' consisting of steering, suspension, wheels and brakes. However, today this description misses an essential point in that the chassis now is a complex set of components that are responsible for the vast majority of the ride, handling, comfort and safety. Furthermore, through the use of advanced materials and systems it has a significant role to play in reducing CO2 output.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

  • Electrification within the chassis
  • Chassis performance
  • Design compromise
  • Manufacturing economics
  • Platform development and component commonality
  • Noise vibration harshness

2. Key Development Drivers

  • Greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency
  • The European Union
  • The United States
  • Japan
  • China
  • Other countries
  • Chassis materials developments
  • Increasing electrification
  • Electronic systems integration
  • The packaging dilemma
  • The future for chassis design

3. Suspension systems

  • Challenges and barriers

4. Suspension technology development

  • passive moving to active
  • Kinematics and elastokinematics

5. Suspension element technology

  • Control arms
  • Spring systems
  • Active body control
  • Anti-roll or stabiliser systems
  • Adaptive damping system
  • Air suspension
  • Pneumatic and hydropneumatic systems
  • The skyhook control strategy
  • Active suspension systems
  • Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
  • Active Suspension Geometry (ASG)
  • Semi-active suspension
  • BWI MagneRide: Magneto-rheological damping
  • Active electronic suspension system
  • Recuperative damping systems
  • Future trends

6. Chassis and Corner Modules

7. Steering Systems

  • Electrically Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • Surface acoustic wave
  • Software enabled features
  • Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering (EHPS)
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Active Front Steering (AFS)
  • Four-wheel steering
  • Steer-by-wire
  • Automated parking

8. Braking System Development

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Braking System (EBS) or Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Ceramic composite brakes
  • Lightweight brake discs
  • Brake-by-wire
  • Electro-hydraulic brake-by-wire
  • Electro-mechanical brake-by-wire
  • Regenerative braking systems and brake blending
  • Vehicle stability systems

9. Four-wheel Drive (4WD)

  • Emissions and Fuel Economy
  • Active Torque Dynamics (ATD)
  • Safety and AWD
  • Technologies and Challenges
  • Electric AWD
  • Integration of Control Systems
  • Active All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Torque vectoring
  • Future trends

10. Supplier Profiles

  • Autoliv
  • Benteler
  • Bharat Forge
  • Bosch
  • Brabant Alucast
  • BWI Group
  • Casti SpA
  • Continental
  • ixetic
  • JTEKT
  • KYB
  • Magna
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Mando Corporation
  • Mubea
  • NSK
  • Schaeffler
  • Sogefi
  • tedrive
  • Tenneco
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Tower International
  • Trelleborg
  • TRW Automotive
  • VB-Airsuspension
  • WABCO
  • ZF

Companies Mentioned: 

  • Autoliv
  • Benteler
  • Bharat Forge
  • Bosch
  • Brabant Alucast
  • BWI Group
  • Casti SpA
  • Continental
  • ixetic
  • JTEKT
  • KYB
  • Magna
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Mando Corporation
  • Mubea
  • NSK
  • Schaeffler
  • Sogefi
  • tedrive
  • Tenneco
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Tower International
  • Trelleborg
  • TRW Automotive
  • VB-Airsuspension
  • WABCO
  • ZF

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pzjcnv/the_advanced

Media Contact: Laura Wood, +353-1-481-1716, [email protected]

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