Chassis Control Systems

We apply concepts for active chassis control to optimize the driving dynamics and driveability of motor vehicles on our clients’ behalf

We have extensive experience with chassis control systems and the complexity of interconnecting them in modern vehicles. On behalf of our clients we assume responsibility for developing all control systems capable of optimizing a vehicle’s driving dynamics – from electronic brake control systems to the complex, fully active controller concept for active chassis management.

Our department focuses on systems for controlling steering, braking and active wheel suspension. Current projects are investigating the options for controlling axle systems on the basis of controlled dampers, controlling the level of pneumatic springs and using adjustable stabilizers. The benefit of this active chassis control: by switching between sporty, normal and comfort modes, handling performance can be influenced to suit the specific driving situation and driver.

Our expertise is also shown in projects for interconnecting driving dynamic control functions, particularly for hybrid and AWD vehicles. The aim is to enhance driveability by optimizing the interaction between the systems for controlling steering, damping, drive and braking. Our work focuses on developing control strategies for distributed drives and torque vectoring as well as on electronically controlling the application of braking force for recuperation braking.

We realize projects from idea to the start of production in close consultation with our clients. Together with our international subsidiaries, we assume responsibility in localizing and developing derivatives in and for new markets.