Keynote Presentation and Featured Speakers

Tuesday May, 4

Keynote Presentation - Heinz Leffler, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) - "Technology and Architecture of Future Chassis Control Systems"
(Session Code: ADSC10)
Room O2-33/44 8:30 a.m.
The speech will give an overview on current and possible future chassis control system technology as well as an estimation on most probable integration steps.
Organizers - Josef Mack, General Motors Corp.
Presenters - Dr. Heinz Leffler, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Dr. Leffler received his Diploma in Vehicle Engineering (1973) and examination for a doctors degree (1978) at the University of Hannover, Germany. He has been with WABCO, Hannover, from 1980-1988 and became General Manager Hydraulic Brake and Control Systems. In 1988 he joined BMW in Munich where he is currently vice president, longitudinal dynamics, which comprises advanced and series engineering of brakes, actuation, control systems for brakes and driver assistance.

Tuesday May, 4

Featured Speaker - Gregory Schultz, US Army Aberdeen Test Center and Univ. of Maryland - "Laboratory Testing of Transient Vehicle Dynamics" - Sponsored by MTS
(Session Code: ADSC11)
Room W2-62 12:00 p.m.
An introduction will be given to the Roadway Simulator currently in operation at Aberdeen Test Center. The principles of operation will be discussed, along with brief descriptions of the major system components. The ability of vehicle dynamics test machines to conduct steady state and transient response tests will be discussed using recent "Fishhook" test results of SUVs from the Roadway Simulator. These results are compared to field test data on the same vehicles.

Dr. Schultz currently works as the Project Engineer of the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center's Roadway Simulator Facility. He also serves as a lecturer at the Univ. of Maryland at College Park, teaching vehicle dynamics and advising the student Future Truck competition team. He has worked in automotive testing at ATC for 16 years. Prior to ATC, he worked at Boeing Helicopters in Philadelphia as a mechanical designer in their wind tunnel facility. He obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Univ. of Maryland.

Wednesday May, 5

Featured Speaker - Michael D. Rizzo, General Motors Corp. "GMC Savana & Chevrolet Express Stabilitrak - Hearing The Voice of the Customer" - Sponsored by General Motors Corp.
(Session Code: ADSC12)
Room W2-62 12:00 p.m.
Voice of the customer (fleet buyers, journalists, and government) requirements will be reviewed for 15 passenger vans and how GM transposed these requirements into requirements for Stabilitrak. Vehicle performance data will be shown for Stabilitrak vehicle testing in LVW and GVW conditions, including fishhook and J-turn vehicle performance. A brief overview on how hardware in the loop was used to develop fishhook vehicle performance will also be given. A CD video will then be shown demonstrating how GM has been communicating with the customer on the benefits of this technology.