Panel Discussion -Lifelong Brakes - Opportunities and Challenges
Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Mayer
Professor of Vehicle Systems Design, Chemnitz University of Technology
Chair: Dr.-Ing. Michael Kleczka
Senior Manager Advanced Chassis Engineering, Daimler AG
As consequence of advanced friction couples and alternative powertrains, and a possibility for recuperation, lifelong brakes now seem to be feasible.
The aftermarket for friction material and brake rotors is an important industry with big commercial impact for all levels of the supply chain. Companies and groups involved in the aftermarket business, who are also financing research and development, are highly concerned.
How far is it justified also in technical terms?
How long will it take until we see relevant market shares of alternative powertrains with remaining big figures of conventional systems? Broad spreading of coated brake rotors is debatable. Major hurdles are corrosion and rust, which can appear in different ways. Long time behavior of shims or backing plates / bonding is relatively unknown.
We may expect new brake concepts, which can optimize dust emissions, corrosion and reliability. But we also must look for conclusive answers regarding:
- technical challenges
- new requirements for testing
- commercial consequences
- technical inspection
- legal impact
The panel discussion wants to highlight various aspects of life long brakes together with professionals from different fields.
- Mr. Michael Schog
Director, Foundation Brake Engineering, ZF Group Active Safety Systems
- Dr.-Ing. Jens Hoffman
Manager, Advanced Development, Continental Chassis & Safety
- Dr. Agusti Sin
Materials & Process Innovation Director, ITT Friction Technologies
- Mr. Yukihiro Shiomi
Project General. Chassis Development Div., Toyota Motor Corporatio
- Dr. Gregory M. Vyletel
Executive Director, Engineering - AM Braking, Tenneco
- Dr.-Ing. Jarek Grochowicz
Technical Specialist, Ford Werke GmbH