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In chassis development, the three aspects of safety, vehicle dynamics and ride comfort are at the top of the list of challenges to be faced. Addressing this triad of challenges becomes even more complex when the chassis is required to interact with assistance systems and other systems for fully automated driving. What is more, new demands are created by the introduction of modern electric and electronic architectures. All these requirements must be met by the chassis, together with its subsystems, the steering, brakes, tires and wheels. At the same time, all physical relationships and interactions have to be taken into account.

Table of Contents




KEYNOTE LECTURES I – Chassis design at Porsche – latest developments and challenges for the future

Manfred Harrer

KEYNOTE LECTURES I – 20 years Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center – the improvement of Hyundai’s and Kia’s performance to meet customers’ expectations

Moo Sang Kim

KEYNOTE LECTURES I – Changing with the times – developing chassis for the future of transportation and customer mobility

Charles J. Klein

KEYNOTE LECTURES II – All-new NSX chassis technologies deliver a New Sports eXperience

Ted Klaus

KEYNOTE LECTURES II – From sports cars to full size SUV’s – how does JLR engineer chassis systems to meet this wide range of customer requirements

George Sherrey

KEYNOTE LECTURES II – Test procedure at auto motor und sport – from A to Z

Jochen Albig

KEYNOTE LECTURES III – Bentley Bentayga – chassis development for a luxury SUV

Keith Sharp

KEYNOTE LECTURES III – Steering system solutions today and in the future

Alexander Gaedke

KEYNOTE LECTURES III – Future sheer driving pleasure – making highly automated driving a reality

Reiner Friedrich



NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS – The all-new PRIUS – creating ever-better chassis of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)

Katsutoshi Sakata

NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS – Das Fahrwerk des AUDI R8 e-tron (The chassis of the AUDI R8 e-tron)

Karl-Heinz Meitinger

NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS – Born electric – challenges and potentials of new chassis concepts using the example of the BMW i8

Reidar Fleck

NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS – Electromechanical active roll control – developing the future

Markus Stiegler

NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS – Resolving conflicts of goals in complex design processes – application to the design of engine mount systems

Simon Königs

NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS – Optimizing vehicle dynamics by in-house function development

Florian Fuhr, Manfred Harrer, Markus Gantikow

NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS – Benteler-Toe-Correcting-Twistbeam (BTCT) – extended usage of twistbeam axles

Erik Schultz



SIMULATION – Efficient MBS modeling of commercial vehicle for vertical dynamics and handling simulations

Tobias Winkler

SIMULATION – Advanced ride simulation framework for ride comfort optimization

Friedrich Wolf-Monheim

SIMULATION – Application of stochastic modeling and simulation to vehicle system dynamics

Simon Schmeiler

VEHICLE HANDLING OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL – Continuous development of steering feel using objective and model-based methods

Hans-Michael Koegeler

VEHICLE HANDLING OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL – New approach for improvement of the vehicle performance by using a simulation-based optimization and evaluation method (Neuer Ansatz zur Verbesserung des Fahrverhaltens durch Verwendung einer simulationsbasierte

Martin Heiderich

VEHICLE HANDLING OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL – Fail-operational chassis for highly and fully automated trucks

Bastian Witte

VEHICLE HANDLING OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL – Electrification of the torque-vectoring system to improve vehicle driving dynamics

Solmaz Rahimi Fetrati



CHASSIS ARCHITECTURES – A concept for optimal design of automotive chassis architectures

Paul Tobe Ubben

CHASSIS ARCHITECTURES – Electronic chassis platform – highly integrated ECU for chassis control functions

Jürgen Schuller

CHASSIS ARCHITECTURES – Partitioning of cross-domain functions

Markus-Alexander Schweiker

SIMULATORS – Integration of the real measurement data into the DVRS

Alexander Hafner

SIMULATORS – Designing steering feel dynamics using a real-time steering simulator

Kazuhiko Inaba

SIMULATORS – ‘ simulator’ – suspensions design of a wheel-based driving simulator

Thomas Tüschen

COMPONENTS OF THE CHASSIS – The new multi-chamber air spring by Porsche – future innovation in chassis mechatronics and integration

Markus Gantikow

COMPONENTS OF THE CHASSIS – Automated computational synthesis of suspension mechanisms – new design paradigm

Suh In Kim

COMPONENTS OF THE CHASSIS – How to improve a 120-year-old machinery element?

Manfred Kraus



HIGHLY AUTOMATED DRIVING – Potential of wheel-individual brake interventions as a backup for steering system failures during automated driving

Andreas Gauger

HIGHLY AUTOMATED DRIVING – Detection of the driver’s hand on and off the steering wheel for ADAS and autonomous driving

Maxime Moreillon

HIGHLY AUTOMATED DRIVING – Steering wheel, the central interface between driver and vehicle in case of autonomous driving

Roland Grimm

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY – Method for providing assist in an electric power steering system without a torque sensor

Anthony Champagne

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY – Sicherheitsrelevante Inhouse-Software-Entwicklung bei Ford Steering (Safety-relevant in-house software development at Ford Steering)

Thorsten Hestermeyer

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY – Simulation support for EPS functional safety validation

Adám Varga

STEERING FEEL AND STEER-BY-WIRE – Steering feel in heavy trucks – a driver oriented approach to evaluate different configurations of steering support

Alisa Boller

STEERING FEEL AND STEER-BY-WIRE – Steering feel design based on the driver’s perceived value of steering reaction force

Kimiaki Ono

STEERING FEEL AND STEER-BY-WIRE – Design of an energy-efficient front axle for a wheel-individual steer-by-wire system illustrated by the SpeedE research vehicle

Benjamin Schwarz



BRAKE DEVELOPMENT METHODS – Topology optimization of a brake caliper and upright of a race car

Giampiero Mastinu

BRAKE DEVELOPMENT METHODS – Braking circuit simulation on a hardware-in-the-loop test bench – a first step to complete virtual testing

Karl Michael Hahn

BRAKE DEVELOPMENT METHODS – Braking comfort checks on the inertia dynamometer

Helmut Schlitz

FUTURE BRAKE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES – MK C1® – Continental’s brake system for future vehicle concepts

Roman Büchler

FUTURE BRAKE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES – Porsche stopping distance performance, an interdisciplinary goal (Porsche Bremsweg Performance, eine interdisziplinäre Herausforderung)

Lukas Kroh

FUTURE BRAKE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES – Redundancy concepts for brake and CV steering in highly automated commercial vehicles

Falk Hecker

NEW REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS IN BRAKE DEVELOPMENT – New challenges for brake systems in prototype vehicles targeting highly automated driving

Kevin Meuer

NEW REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS IN BRAKE DEVELOPMENT – Maximization of electric brake torque through hybrid adaptive model control

Franz Dahlke

NEW REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS IN BRAKE DEVELOPMENT – New brake system products – with VDA interface ready for the future

Stefan Strengert



TIRE TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS – Trends and challenges from OEMs to tire development and current implementation strategies

Alessandra Ferraris

TIRE TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS – The next game-changing innovation in tire technology

Pierfrancesco Triboulet, Marco Del Duca

TIRE TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS – Increasing the accuracy of tire performance in vehicle dynamics simulations using tire models parameterized with real road test data

Christian Carrillo Vasquez

SIMULATION – Methodology for the analysis of tire performance when passing through ruts

Jan Kubenz

SIMULATION – Simulation of a tire blow-out in a full vehicle scenario

Manfred Bäcker, Axel Gallrein, Francesco Calabrese, Günter Leister

SIMULATION – Improved prediction of tire cornering force and moment by using nonlinear viscoelasticity and transient thermal analysis through explicit FEM

JungChan Cho

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY – Development of ologic™ technology for enhanced adoptability

Isao Kuwayama

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY – New paint layer concepts protecting bright machined light alloy rim surfaces against corrosion

Anne Gailberger

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY – Road condition classification using information fusion

Waldemar Jarisa
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