Thursday, 8/9/2018, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Modern Chassis Systems

This class will review the foundations of chassis dynamics. Details of how the chassis angles, such as toe, caster and camber, are influenced with different settings. Concluding with a short summary of Kamm’s circle. The competitive advantages and disadvantages of all chassis systems will be presented. The latest and most complicated system, the multi-link system, will be discussed in detail, as well fitting instructions for control arms and shock absorbers for the suspension system. Electro-mechanical steering solutions will be summarized. The main focus is on the most popular electro-mechanical steering racks, namely axial parallel actuation (APA) and dual pinon type (DP). Explanations about the functions, diagnostics and the sensors will be covered. The initialization and activation procedure will be discussed. All assistance systems which have an influence on the steering system will be described. An overview about the abbreviations, such as ACC, PLA, and DSR, will be given. This training will end with the functions and impacts of radar and camera systems on the steering system, and how to do a basic setting of these systems.
Subject to change without notice
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