Ride comfort control systems: More comfort and increased driving pleasure

Ride comfort control systems improve vehicle comfort and increase driving pleasure. As drivers will experience the ride in a different way depending on how these systems are adjusted, the systems have considerable influence on the OEM-specific DNA of a vehicle.

A ride should be as pleasant as possible for the occupants of a vehicle. Systems such as Active Body Control (ABC) ensure that any road irregularities are cushioned so that passengers hardly notice them. In order to continuously improve ride comfort, ride comfort control systems are undergoing further development and are also becoming increasingly networked. In contrast to ABC, by integrating camera-based sensor data, cross-domain systems such as Magic Body Control are able to anticipate road irregularities and react accordingly.

OEMs offer the option of switching between various driving modes. The driver can create a standard, sporty or energy-efficient driving experience with just the push of a button. The ride comfort control system includes different control characteristics for each driving experience.

Due to the continued development of the systems, the broad range of vehicle variants, and the various driving styles which must be taken into account, there is considerable effort involved in the testing and validation of ride comfort control systems. 

Cushioning of road irregularities

The use of virtual test driving makes it possible to manage this effort. With the help of our simulation solutions, you can test and approve systems at an early stage of development – and in the context of the whole virtual vehicle.

Regardless of which system you are developing, you can use virtual test driving to optimize the process:

  • The driver model IPGDriver can represent various driver types, modeling a broad range of driving styles – from cautious to hectic and aggressive – allowing you to easily test your system’s robustness virtually.
  • With the vehicle data set generator, your tests will be underway in no time. On the basis of the vehicle data generated in CarMaker, the vehicle model can be populated with data at the push of a button so that both fail-safe tests and the majority of functionality tests can be carried out easily.

Find more information here.

Air spring development: CarMaker at Continental (Apply & Innovate 2016)
2.78 MB / PDF / 2016 / Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Stefan Mölle / English
Vertical dynamics: Test bench setup with CarMaker at Landshut University (Apply & Innovate 2016)
2.31 MB / PDF / 2016 / University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Prof. Dr. Marcus Jautze / English
ESC development: CarMaker at Bosch Engineering (Apply & Innovate 2014)
1.81 MB / PDF / 2014 / Bosch Engineering GmbH, David Nell  / English
ecoACC development at Bosch: Co-simulation with CarMaker (Apply & Innovate 2014)
1.53 MB / PDF / 2014 / Robert Bosch GmbH, Marcus Boumans / English
ESC development: CarMaker at Bosch (Apply & Innovate 2014)
1.13 MB / PDF / 2014 / Robert Bosch GmbH, Markus Vogler / English
Trailer Stability Assist: CarMaker at JLR (Apply & Innovate 2014)
0.67 MB / PDF / 2014 / Jaguar Land Rover, Krzysztof Kowalski / English
Automated testing in CarMaker at PSA (Apply & Innovate 2014)
0.96 MB / PDF / 2014 / PSA Peugeot Citroen, Robert Dalmata / English
Data management and ESC homologation: CarMaker at TH Ingolstadt (Apply & Innovate 2014)
0.48 MB / PDF / 2014 / University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, Stefan Geneder  / English
Torque vectoring: CarMaker at University of Surrey (Apply & Innovate 2014)
1.95 MB / PDF / 2014 / University of Surrey, Aldo Sorniotti  / English
Comfort systems: CarMaker at JLR (Apply & Innovate 2012)
0.69 MB / PDF / 2012 / Jaguar Land Rover, Robert Neilson, / English

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