Systems For Wheel Brake Actuation 2

Brake Systems for Modern Mobility Solutions

This project is researched at FZD in the course of a research assignment with Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG.

Future vehicle systems present new possibilities and challenges for the development of chassis functions. Development trends such as autonomous driving, electrified drivetrains, and the reduction of driving emissions are major factors influencing chassis development.

At FZD, new concepts and possibilities for function separation and integration of future braking systems are researched. The focus lies on electrically driven, slowly driving, heavy vehicles that autonomously drive in an urban environment. A possible application is a driverless minibus that can transport people on the so-called last mile. This research aims to define requirements for such a braking system and thereby identify potentials to optimize the functional distribution between brake and drive system. Furthermore, the influence of autonomous driving functions on the requirements for the brakes is investigated. This includes braking strategies that result from future possibilities of route planning and autonomous vehicle guidance. Based on the defined requirements, concepts are developed, which are designed with the aid of simulations and tested in test bench trials.

While in industry mainly electromotively actuated brakes are developed, FZD researches magnetically actuated friction brakes. The concept that is evaluated in the project consists of a electromagnetically actuated disc brake which actuates a duo servo drum brake with which it works in series.The concept is evaluated on the requirements found for autonomous shuttles using hypotheses based testing.