suspension – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:03:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.10 Maybach GLS to Get Next-gen Suspension Technology https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/maybach-gls-to-get-next-gen-suspension-technology/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/maybach-gls-to-get-next-gen-suspension-technology/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 09:43:17 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23407 Mercedes-Maybach has confirmed that new models like the Maybach GLS which it is due to launch soon will have its Magic Body Control system so that they will provide motorists and their passengers with the highest levels of ride comfort. Based on an interview that the Benz chief engineer Jurgen Weissinger gave to Autocar magazine, […]

The post Maybach GLS to Get Next-gen Suspension Technology appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
Mercedes-Maybach has confirmed that new models like the Maybach GLS which it is due to launch soon will have its Magic Body Control system so that they will provide motorists and their passengers with the highest levels of ride comfort. Based on an interview that the Benz chief engineer Jurgen Weissinger gave to Autocar magazine, the main feature from which the new models like the Maybach GLS would benefit is an advanced camera system that can check out the road ahead for any bumps or other potential obstacles. Mercedes had first introduced the technology back in 2013 on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and uses stereo cameras in real-time. At that time, the new technology had the capability to identify obstacles with an accuracy of around 3mm while the vehicle travelled at speeds of up to 130km/h. Based on the nature of the exact road profile, the active suspension would then change based on the road ahead with the springs becoming softer if needed and the body being kept flat to compensate for any anticipated unevenness in the road.

According to Mercedes engineering team, the best technique to increase ride comfort when the terrain is rough is to keep the body flat. The chief engineer claimed that the new system is more accurate and went on to say that a new “chauffeur mode” is currently under development.

According to Weissinger, the special new program would make it possible to minimize the number of gear shifts so that the ride is very smooth and luxurious. Torque would be leveraged to maximum effect so that there would be no gearshifts, as far as possible.

Mercedes is slated to unveil the innovative new suspension on the Maybach GLS at the LA motor show in November.

The post Maybach GLS to Get Next-gen Suspension Technology appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/maybach-gls-to-get-next-gen-suspension-technology/feed/ 0
Hyundai Mobis Develops eARS for Better Cornering and Ride Comfort https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/hyundai-mobis-develops-ears-for-better-cornering-and-ride-comfort/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/hyundai-mobis-develops-ears-for-better-cornering-and-ride-comfort/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:05:31 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23254 Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has developed a world-class car suspension technology called eARS for better cornering and ride comfort. The technology integrates all chassis functions and thu improve the safety of automotive driving systems as it raises control precision. The acronym eARS stands for (electrical Active Roll Stabilization), an electronic controlled suspension component […]

The post Hyundai Mobis Develops eARS for Better Cornering and Ride Comfort appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has developed a world-class car suspension technology called eARS for better cornering and ride comfort. The technology integrates all chassis functions and thu improve the safety of automotive driving systems as it raises control precision.

The acronym eARS stands for (electrical Active Roll Stabilization), an electronic controlled suspension component that can significantly stabilize the horizontal inclination of the body of a running vehicle by offsetting the leaning of the body that is caused by the centrifugal force created when a vehicle turns quickly and the impact from irregular surfaces. The eARS technology can replace the stabilizer bar which is conventionally used. The stabilizer bar can compromise the comfort of the ride.

eARS was developed by Hyundai Mobis over the past five years, and has the capability to deliver world-class performance. It can increasing body stabilization performance by 40 per cent and reduce the size of the system by 5 per cent when compared to the specifications of global competitors. The eARS technology is particularly suitable for the vehicles of the future as it is based on 12V and 48V, making it suitable for green vehicles. Hyundai Mobis is the only automotive supplier in Korea which has developed eARS based on both 12V and 48V.

Hyundai Mobis’ eARS replaces traditional hydraulic control methods with next generation electric motor control method and this technology is currently produced by only a few automotive suppliers from Europe and Japan. Earlier, it was available only in limited premium models due to its high price. Hyundai Mobis is currently engaged in the development of an economical variant of eARS that will have only core features for this technology and is anticipated to have almost limitless demand.

By developing eARS, Hyundai Mobis has been able to secure its own electrification technology in chassis, following ones in braking and steering. The company has been working on researching developing electrification technology instead of traditional hydraulic technology for the past 15 years and the new technology is the culmination of this effort.

Last year, Hyundai Mobis had supplied high performance electric steering systems, which surpassed the performance of European ones, to premium models. It had also recently applied the integrated electric regenerative braking system that it developed for the second time in the world to FCEVs, thus becoming the first automotive supplier in the world to apply the technology to green vehicles. The automotive supplier also started to mass-produce 4-wheel electronic air suspension in 2012 for the first time among the domestic players.

“Based on our new world-class electric chassis technology, we are planning to improve the safety of autonomous driving systems by applying our own sensors such as radar, lidar and camera to them,” said Kim Se-il, Sr. Vice President of Hyundai Mobis Chassis & Trim.

The post Hyundai Mobis Develops eARS for Better Cornering and Ride Comfort appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/hyundai-mobis-develops-ears-for-better-cornering-and-ride-comfort/feed/ 0
MEYLE Uploads New Video Showing Underlying Causes of Tyre Damage https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/meyle-uploads-new-video-showing-underlying-causes-tyre-damage/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/meyle-uploads-new-video-showing-underlying-causes-tyre-damage/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:58:57 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=21581 Tyre wear patterns and close examination of damage to tyres can reveal underlying vehicle defects that cannot be spotted easily. Tyre wear patterns can point to damage to suspension components. Such damage is easily reparable and quick repairs will ensure that customers will not experience tyre trouble again. MEYLE has recently posted a video tutorial […]

The post MEYLE Uploads New Video Showing Underlying Causes of Tyre Damage appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
Tyre wear patterns and close examination of damage to tyres can reveal underlying vehicle defects that cannot be spotted easily. Tyre wear patterns can point to damage to suspension components. Such damage is easily reparable and quick repairs will ensure that customers will not experience tyre trouble again. MEYLE has recently posted a video tutorial on the “MEYLE TV” YouTube channel, that concisely summarizes the causes of possible tyre damage and the remedial actions that can be taken.

In the video, “MEYLE Mechanics” discuss the diferent types of abnormalities that might be seen in tyres and explain how damage to vehicle components can cause them. For example if the tyres wear out faster only on one side or what is known as unilateral tyre wear can be caused by damage to the shock absorbers, incorrect axle alignment or local wear caused by incorrect braking behaviour. In the video, the mechanics detail a total of six different damage patterns and explain what steps to take to solve in issue in each of the scenarios. The solutions range from replacing the ABS sensor to changing the shock absorbers.

The video also explains how the MEYLE joint play tester helps the diagnostic process by localizing and identifying defects. This is a multi-functional tool that can also be used as a wheel gripper to remove tight wheels with just a little effort.

The new “Tyre Damage Patterns” video can be watched by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/k4ppUIrQZNc.

The MEYLE joint play tester and wheel gripper

The following table provides a summary of the benefits of the MEYLE joint play tester and wheel gripper (MEYLE no. 999 990 0000):

 

Joint play tester Wheel gripper
–          precise joint play testing

–          ideal for initial control arm mount examination (does not substitute for visual inspection for hydro mounts)

–          is assembled directly on the wheel and there is no need for preparatory work like lifting the vehicle

–          enhances customer experience and serves as a practical and credible demonstration of why repair is needed.

–          suitable for wheel diameters from 550mm to 800mm (approx. 13” to 22”) on all popular PC, SUV and van models

–          no damage to the wheel rim

–          secure mounting is possible with the anti-slip spikes

–          assembles onto the wheel in seconds

–          easy on the back and joints

–          removal of tight wheels is easy with low-force lever arm

 

The post MEYLE Uploads New Video Showing Underlying Causes of Tyre Damage appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/meyle-uploads-new-video-showing-underlying-causes-tyre-damage/feed/ 0
UK Engineering Consortium Develops Suspension Comprising Flexible Wishbones https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/uk-engineering-consortium-develops-suspension-comprising-flexible-wishbones/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/uk-engineering-consortium-develops-suspension-comprising-flexible-wishbones/#respond Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:17:33 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=21525 A UK-based engineering consortium has developed an independent suspension made of flexible wishbones. While conventional springs and dampers cannot bend, this suspension can and it could potentially transform the way suspensions are made. Named Lift for ‘Lightweight Innovative Flexible Technology’, the new system can help shave 40 per cent  off the weight of a conventional […]

The post UK Engineering Consortium Develops Suspension Comprising Flexible Wishbones appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
A UK-based engineering consortium has developed an independent suspension made of flexible wishbones. While conventional springs and dampers cannot bend, this suspension can and it could potentially transform the way suspensions are made. Named Lift for ‘Lightweight Innovative Flexible Technology’, the new system can help shave 40 per cent  off the weight of a conventional double wishbone system. The project is subsidized by Innovate UK, the UK government agency which supports the development of innovative technology.

The companies working on the project include Simpact, which specializes in computer- aided engineering specialist, Ariel Motor Company and the Warwick Manufacturing Group. The consortium showcased the new suspension with a modified Ariel Atom front suspension at the Cenex-LCV expo, an event held at the Millbrook Proving Ground on 6-7 September.

Dirk Landheer, managing director of Simpact, wo came up with the idea for the product said the flexible wishbones can be attached to the chassis and their internal structural design controls the wheel movement. The design is considerably more detailed as suspension systems move in a number of directions, and not just up and down. Manufacture of the critical composite suspension arms
is also complex as the parts need very careful hand lay-up at present, and the direction of the fibers and the thickness of the wishbones need to be very precisely controlled.

The members of the consortium were able to gather a huge amount of data related to the basic functioning of a conventional suspension system by applying dozens of sensors to the basic structure of a standard Atom, and then using the University of Warwick’s measuring apparatus to record the vehicle’s behavior. They then used this data to apply it to the design of Lift.

Early experiments indicated that t flexible suspension arms could replace springs, but only if the damping is a lot more precise. They went on to incorporate piezo fibers into the suspension 
arms as these fibers can change
 their bending behavior when electrified. Thus, they might be able to improve damping without any need for a classic tubular damper.

Now, the partners believe that eventually the ability of piezo fibers to generate electric power through movement could be harnessed to generate enough energy to make a significant contribution to the propulsion of a whole vehicle.

The next stage in the project is to build a running Atom prototype, but this would depend on getting additional funding.

The post UK Engineering Consortium Develops Suspension Comprising Flexible Wishbones appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/uk-engineering-consortium-develops-suspension-comprising-flexible-wishbones/feed/ 0
Delphi Launches More than 260 New SKUs https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/delphi-launches-260-new-skus/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/delphi-launches-260-new-skus/#respond Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:51:14 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=21163 Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) has launched more than 260 new SKUs in North America when it comes to automotive parts related to engine management, fuel, steering and suspension products. Delphi began its life as a company that made screw-tight mechanical fuel pumps in the 1930s. With over 80 years of experience in this […]

The post Delphi Launches More than 260 New SKUs appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) has launched more than 260 new SKUs in North America when it comes to automotive parts related to engine management, fuel, steering and suspension products.

Delphi began its life as a company that made screw-tight mechanical fuel pumps in the 1930s. With over 80 years of experience in this field, the company has now added 53 new fuel pump module assemblies, 11 new fuel pump and strainer sets and one new electric fuel pump. This new electric fuel pump can be used in over 14 million vehicles. The other new products in the fuel category include 16 new fuel transfer units which provide coverage to over 3.4 million vehicles and a new fuel tank sending unit that covers over 340,000 vehicles.

Delphi is also a leading manufacturer of OE MAF sensors. These Delphi sensors come with plated pins that protect against corrosion by assisting in conductivity and minimizing the chance of failure. To the engine management portfolio, Delphi has added nine new MAF sensors that cover over 990,000 vehicles and one new coolant temperature sensor that is compatible with over 3.2 million vehicles. Other new products include eight new manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors suitable for over 1.9 million vehicles and two new throttle position sensors that cover over 139,000 vehicles.

Delphi has also widened its product range in the suspension and steering categories with 160 new parts that cover more than 20 million vehicles on the road today. Currently, Delphi’s steering and suspension

Range covers line covers more than 20 million vehicles from 1935 to 2016 in the US and Canada, and every part demonstrates OE level performance and precision.

Commenting on the new SKUs, Chad Smith, Vice President, North America and Global Remanufacturing said, “We’re excited to announce more than 260 new applications to the aftermarket. With our plans to grow even further in the coming years, we are committed to serving the needs of our customers and helping to ensure that technicians can continue to trust Delphi for parts that mean successful repairs, every single time.”

The post Delphi Launches More than 260 New SKUs appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/delphi-launches-260-new-skus/feed/ 0
Audi Unveils World-first Suspension System for New A8 https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/audi-unveils-world-first-suspension-system-new-a8/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/audi-unveils-world-first-suspension-system-new-a8/#respond Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:09:40 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=20979 Audi has unveiled a world-first suspension system for its flagship A8 model which promises to sense the road ahead, reduce the impact of a crash and make the ride more comfortable when it appears on the retail scene in 2019. In the leadup to the official global debut of the car, Audi revealed details of […]

The post Audi Unveils World-first Suspension System for New A8 appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
Audi has unveiled a world-first suspension system for its flagship A8 model which promises to sense the road ahead, reduce the impact of a crash and make the ride more comfortable when it appears on the retail scene in 2019. In the leadup to the official global debut of the car, Audi revealed details of the full-sized sedan’s suspension.

The core of the model is its 48-volt electric architecture that can support more powerful electronics than current systems. Audi first offered 48-volt systems on its SQ7 performance SUV in which the electric system is used to power an electric turbocharger. The new A8 takes this technology further.

All the four wheels on the A8 are linked to the suspension in addition to being equipped with a powerful electric motor that can exerting 1100Nm of force through a system of gears, rods and levers. The motors do not drive the wheels but instead apply force as needed to control the movements of the car by reading the road ahead. The passengers benefit from a more comfortable ride than when compared to a vehicle which has conventional air suspension. The electric suspension makes the ride smoother by offsetting the body roll when cornering or pitching under acceleration and braking. This system works in tandem with the new four-wheel-steering to give the vehicle a smaller turning circle than the A4, making the car more flexible than expected in view of its size.

Another notable characteristic of the A8’s suspension is that it has the capability to minimize the effect of potentially fatal side-impact crashes. If the sensors that surround the car warn that it will be a T-boned impact, the suspension will raise that particular side of the car by 80 mm to try and absorb the maximum impact of the crash energy through the robust elements of the door sill and underfloor, rather depending on only the door structures to do this.

Audi has not disclosed the complete details about the A8. But the model definitely takes the brand one step closer to autonomous driving while offering technologically innovative interior electronics and a range of efficient engines.

The post Audi Unveils World-first Suspension System for New A8 appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/audi-unveils-world-first-suspension-system-new-a8/feed/ 0
Daoud Qalqili – Planning and Key Account Manager Schaeffler Middle East FZE https://tiresandparts.net/news/interviews/daoud-qalqili-planning-and-key-account-manager-schaeffler-middle-east-fze/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/interviews/daoud-qalqili-planning-and-key-account-manager-schaeffler-middle-east-fze/#respond Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:24:27 +0000 http://tiresandparts.net/?p=17736 What sparked your interest in the automotive industry? How did you come to be a part of the industry? My interest in the Automotive industry started when I was a child. I used to dismantle Gas and Battery cars and take a look at every single part of the structure and rebuild them again. My […]

The post Daoud Qalqili – Planning and Key Account Manager Schaeffler Middle East FZE appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
What sparked your interest in the automotive industry? How did you come to be a part of the industry?

My interest in the Automotive industry started when I was a child. I used to dismantle Gas and Battery cars and take a look at every single part of the structure and rebuild them again. My interest didn’t come to an end at that point of my life, it continued. I was a member in WRC ( World Rally Championship) as a “Stage and cars safety” member in Jordan and then worked in RORO ( Roll on Roll off ) and Chartering Vessels which let me figure out how important the mechanical parts are. As a double major in Business and Management Information Systems, I have always utilized my knowledge to assure stable and secure growth in the companies I worked for. Having the experience of Marketing and Sales to Projects and Events technical planning to Senior Shipping made me a good fit for my current position of “Planning and Ruville Brand Manager”.

Can you tell us in greater detail about the Ruville brand?

Within the Automotive Aftermarket business division, Ruville is the brand that offers both Schaeffler OE products and high-quality products not produced by the Group. As the specialist for steering and suspension parts as well as drive shafts, Ruville develops repair solutions and KITs that are designed to meet the demands of the Aftermarket. The company was founded in 1922 in Hamburg and employs about 160 people there.

How did Ruville come to be a part of the Schaeffler Group?

Ruville was acquired by FAG in 2001 and then by Schaeffler.

How is the Ruville brand differentiated from the INA and FAG brands?

Product categories that were sold under two different brands are now assigned to just one brand. This reduces complexity in sales, the supply chain and for our customers.

The INA brand will deal with the four most important components for engines. This includes timing drives (for belt and chain-drive vehicles), front-end auxiliary drives, valve trains and engine cooling. To meet market demand for a complete range of products, the INA brand portfolio is constantly being adapted.

What about the FAG brand?

The wheel-bearing solutions that were offered until now by Ruville will be completely integrated into the FAG portfolio, so that in future wheel bearings will only be available from FAG.

Ruville is positioned as our specialist for steering and suspension parts, along with drive shaft components and though this strategy will be completely differentiated from the FAG and INA brands.

When do you plan to start spreading awareness about this change in brand strategy to customers?

By the end of 2016, our customers will be informed by sales staff in their markets about our brand adjustment and the benefits this will bring. Beginning in the second quarter of 2017 we will start with adjusting our product categories, which should be completed by the end of 2017.

How important is the Hamburg facility for Schaeffler?

The facilities in Hamburg will continue to deal with central functions like program management, product development and purchasing. The product focus will be on the Ruville segments of steering and suspension parts, as well as drive shaft components. The INA segment for valve-train components will also remain in Hamburg.

What exactly does the Ruville product portfolio contain?

All steering and suspension parts as well as drive shaft components with OEM level Schaeffler quality for meeting automotive aftermarket needs will be marketed under the Ruville brand. Ruville will deliver these repair solutions that are manufactured with state-of-the-art technology and will come with all the necessary accessory parts under one umbrella. The products in the Ruville range are developed with German engineering know-how and tested by independent institutions and Ruville’s own internal laboratory.

As specialists for steering and suspension parts and powertrain components, Ruville offers KITs with parts perfectly tuned to work together and individual components, for all current European and Asian vehicle models. All KITs and components from Ruville contain all accessory parts needed for installation like screws, nuts, seals and lubrication.

Can you tell us more about what customers can expect in the different product categories?

Like I mentioned before, there are four different product categories under the Ruville brand:

When it comes to engine components, they are as follows:

  • Engine Timing – Belt Drive Tension rollers, deflection pulleys, belt tension dampers
  • Engine Timing – Valve Train Rocker arms and finger followers, rocker arm shafts,
    mechanical tappets, hydraulic tappets, hydraulic support
    elements, camshafts
  • Engine Timing – Chain Drive Tension rails, guide rails, chain tensioners, timing chains, sprockets

The second category consists of chassis components. These include chassis parts pertaining to the steering, those pertaining to the suspension, wheel hubs and wheel bearings for light commercial vehicles. The individual products are as follows:

  • Chassis parts (Steering) Track control arms, guiding track control arms, rubber/metal bushings, tie rods, tie rod ends, axial joints, supporting and guiding ball joints, stabilizer links, steering boots, steering knuckles
  • Chassis Parts (suspension) Strut mountings, strut bearings, buffer mountings, dust caps, stabilizer, suspension springs
  •  Wheel Bearings Wheel hubs
  •  Wheel Bearings for Light Commercial Vehicles – Tool Case

We also market engine kits and chassis kits under the Ruville brand:

ENGINE KITS

  • Auxiliary Drive Tension rollers, deflection pulleys, crankshaft vibration dampers, overrunning alternator pulleys, belt tension dampers.
  • Engine Timing Kits Small timing chain kits, complete timing chain kits, timing belt kits, water pump kits (1/2 kits including thermostat), auxiliary drive kits, small camshaft kits complete camshaft kits
  • Engine Cooling Water Pumps

CHASSIS KITS

  • Engine / Transmission Mountings Engine mounting, gearbox mountings
  • Power Train flexible disks
  • Chassis Parts Kits (Suspension) Protection kits, strut mount kits
  • Chassis Parts Kits (Steering) Track control arm kits, axle repair kit for PSA rear axles, axial joint
  • Wheel Bearing Sets Wheel bearing sets, wheel bearing sets double pack, wheel bearing E-sets

The problem of fake and grey parts is a big issue in the Middle East. How is Schaeffler tackling this issue?

Schaeffler is consistently fighting against product piracy. Schaeffler have a leverage to protect itself from product and brand piracy with the introduction of new security label for a wide range of products. We have to thank the several security features on the article label, wherein distribution partners and garages can check its reliability. In addition, Schaeffler’s Quality Managemet system ensures highest product quality – from development to mass production to sales. “Zero Defects” in all processes and products is the declared goal of the company.

What do you enjoy most about working for Schaeffler?

The factors I like most about working for Scaeffler are the professional working environment and my friendly colleagues.

The post Daoud Qalqili – Planning and Key Account Manager Schaeffler Middle East FZE appeared first on Tires & Parts News.

]]>
https://tiresandparts.net/news/interviews/daoud-qalqili-planning-and-key-account-manager-schaeffler-middle-east-fze/feed/ 0