Passengers wanting to concentrate on work, a book, or a movie would be unable to do so because of the distractions caused by the way in which the car body moves when traveling over potholes, over road bumps, and around tight corners. This particularly affects those people who suffer from travel sickness – also known as motion sickness or kinetosis. With our Flying Carpet 2.0 chassis concept
that we recently presented to international media representatives, we are already creating the basis for the self-driving vehicles of the future to actually be able to be used as mobile living rooms or offices. The concept is a combination of active damping, braking, and steering systems. It includes a network of cutting-edge sensor systems, smart transmission control, and intelligent actuator engineering, and is able to maintain full control over all of the longitudinal, transverse, and vertical movements made by the vehicle. Using this concept, we can ensure that occupants are almost completely unaffected by any disruptive vehicle movements. At the heart of this system is the sMOTION fully active damping system
that uses four actuators to adapt the suspension movements of each individual wheel to reflect every driving situation and all road surface features. The system is also equipped with our AKC active rear axle steering, steer-by-wire power steering, and the IBC active brake system. The cubiX steering system is the central switchboard for this concept, and controls and links the active and semi-active actuators with one another from a central location. The optimal networking has allowed for new functions to be created, with which we can improve vehicle comfort, dynamics, and safety. We are creating a car that is perfectly equipped for autonomous city driving in the future.