Meeting the challenges
Enhanced durability and high performance
Meeting car safety regulations as well as CO2 emission targets poses challenges for both component design and the choice of material being used. Reducing the weight of a component by downgauging will affect other important performance characteristics such as stiffness, strength and fatigue. This has an influence on the car’s handling, safety and durability performance.
The increased focus on sustainability and the migration to battery electric vehicles (EVs) is having an impact on the chassis design. Designers must address durability and safety issues, along with weight savings for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, while coping with the much heavier vehicle weight for EV. In addition, the constraints of the vehicle package space dictate complex component geometries. Steel remains to be the key material of choice. Our chassis experts support you to strike the balance.