Schaeffler begins mass production of Electromechanical Active Roll Control

Monday, Sep 07, 2015

Schaeffler, the German auto component major, announced that it has begun the mass production of electro-mechanical active roll control. It replaces the previous standard hydraulic stabilizers that minimise the rolling motion of the vehicle body when going around curves or during quick evasive maneuvers.

Schaeffler has built completely new production facilities at its Schweinfurt location, purposefully to launch volume production for the new system.

Schaeffler has developed the technology with support from Continental automotive which has provided the ECU (electronic control unit), the engine control system, and the software platform for this chassis solution.

"With the world's first electromechanical active roll control, Schaeffler is expanding its range of electromechanical actuators, which make significant contributions with respect to performance capacity and efficiency for cars," said Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Schaeffler.

The rolling motion of the vehicle when going around curves is reduced, which at the same time increases driving safety, driving dynamics, and driving comfort. The individual systems have a modular design, which the company claims makes it possible to integrate other volume production launches in the years to come.

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