The first of the TBS forum panel sessions, the Vehicle Dynamics Forum, is scheduled for Monday, November 3rd from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. in Rooms N258-N260 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Vehicle Dynamics Forum will be moderated by John Waraniak, Vice President Vehicle Technology, SEMA. Guest Speakers and Industry Experts include:
- Paul Venhovens, BMW Endowed Chair in Automotive Systems Integration at CU-ICAR
- Paul Williamsen, National Manager, Strategic Educational Support, International Market Enhancement Team, Lexus International
- Tom Gillespie, Co-Founder and Director of Product Planning, Mechanical Simulation
- Terry Ledwidge, Director of New Business Development, Link Engineering
- Mark Turner, CEO Daystar Products
- Joe Schaefer, President of Konig American
Attendees of the Vehicle Dynamics Forum will learn how to customize with confidence and ensure their products comply with federal motor vehicle safety regulations. SEMA’s Vehicle Dynamics Program and participating member companies have made significant achievements over the past five years in understanding how performance products such as suspension, brakes, wheels, tires and steering as well as engine modifications interact with electronic stability control and other active safety systems. The innovative and collaborative approach developed by SEMA has minimized costs while establishing unique capabilities for members that want to know the impact of their products on vehicle dynamics and ESC performance. SEMA has been supporting the development of an industry-first math model with CarSim for evaluating the ESC performance of aftermarket-modified vehicle through pure simulation and analysis. An overview of the CarSim ESC Math Model and applications for SEMA members will be presented by Dr. Tom Gillespie at the Forum. September 1, 2012, marked the date requiring aftermarket companies to comply with the U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 for ESC systems. When loss of driver control is imminent, ESC strategically applies the brakes to help stabilize the vehicle. Similar requirements for the rest of the global automotive community are contained in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 13H regulations.
The full-scale vehicle testing with Link Engineering and dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop vehicle dynamics simulation technology and CarSim product development methodologies available to SEMA members are the same as that used by all OEMs and major suppliers around the world to develop, test and simulate vehicle dynamics, new chassis system components, engines, powertrains, drivelines, suspensions and vehicle electronic control systems. The Vehicle Dynamics Forum will include an overview of the SEMA-Clemson Vehicle Dynamics Projects as well as the pioneering WTC Research to determine the impact of custom wheels and tires on vehicle dynamics performance by Dr. Paul Venhovens from Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).