Brake Colloquium & Exhibition – 40th Annual

Grand Rapids, MI | September 25-28, 2022

Professional Development

Take your Brake experience to the next level with post-conference courses.  Post-conference courses provide diverse opportunities, either one day or two days, for professional development and offer attendees the chance to connect with experts in the field.  In-person attendees can register as part of the registration process for post-conference courses. 


Post-Conference Courses:

ADAS Application: Automatic Emergency Braking 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., September 29

This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the typical ADAS AEB system from multiple perspectives.  A technical overview of the development cycles processes specific to AEB, including system level requirement and design architecture will be presented as well as design considerations for AEB from a functional safety (ISO-26262) perspective.  A general overview of algorithm concepts for the various AEB subsystems will be demonstrated followed by a review of AEB system test and validation methods. Finally, discussion is facilitated toward understanding customer perception and acceptance of AEB at present. The participant should obtain a fundamental understanding of design principles and functional composition for a typical AEB system. Click here to learn more. 

High-Performance Brake Systems
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., September 29-30

While most passenger car brake systems are quite robust and reliable under typical operating conditions, high-performance driving and/or racetrack operation generally require alternative design solutions to optimize consistency and longevity. Whether it is brake fluid fade, cracked rotor discs, chronic knockback, or insufficient brake pad life, the stresses of motorsports can pose unique challenges to even the very best brake system designs. Consequently, ceramic rotors, six-piston calipers, adjustable balance bars, and titanium backing plates have all made their way onto the high-performance brake system scene, but what is the right answer for your application?  This seminar has been designed to assist you in answer that very question. Click here to learn more.