Increased competition on the automotive market has forced companies to research into alternative strategies to classical passive suspension systems. In order to improve handling and comfort performance, instead of a conventional static spring and damper system, semi-active and active systems are being developed. An active suspension system possesses the ability to reduce acceleration of sprung mass continuously as well as to minimise suspension deflection, which results in improvement of tyre grip with the road surface, thus, brake, traction control and vehicle maneuverability can be considerably improved.
The knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:
– control engineering;
– vehicle dynamics;
– software development
Type of interaction: Critical reflection