BWI Group partners with ClearMotion for High-Volume Active Suspension Business
BWI Group, a global leader in automotive braking and suspension system technology, has partnered with ClearMotion Inc., a global transportation technology company, to supply essential full-active suspension components and subsystems to a leading Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer.
Following the two firms’ successful research and development collaboration on the ClearMotion1 (CM1) high-bandwidth active suspension system, this milestone marks a break-through, giving BWI and ClearMotion a clear advantage in an important emerging market focused on increased vehicle passenger comfort, productivity, and experience.
The CM1 active suspension system combines BWI Group’s market-leading vehicle damping technology with ClearMotion’s deep intellectual property portfolio and know-how of vehicle and hydraulic motor/pump control. Coupled with ClearMotion’s control algorithms and integrated master control software, this brings dramatic levels of passenger compartment motion control in both dynamic and static situations: when integrated with the infotainment system, CM1 delivers an immersive in-cabin experience, too.
“Drawing upon our proprietary and extensive suspension damping system expertise, BWI technology solved inherent technical challenges usually present in high-bandwidth full-active suspension systems,” said George Chang, CEO of BWI Group. “ClearMotion and BWI Group together make a great team, utilizing our respective strengths to empower smart mobility.”
ClearMotion CEO Christian Steinmann commented, “We’re delighted to have BWI as a key strategic partner, leveraging our combined expertise to revolutionize in cabin experience via advanced suspension systems. ClearMotion1 will provide enhanced comfort, increased performance, improved safety, and entertainment for an immersive user experience for mobility of the future. This partnership with BWI solidifies our shared vision to advance new technologies, shaping a new era of mobility.”
About BWI Group
With innovative and impactful solutions, including MagneRide® active damping, AeroRide™ air suspension, and ValveRide™ continuously variable damping as well as DBC1280 ESC, iDBC1 One-Box, and iDBC2 Two-Box brake systems, BWI Group is a premier chassis supplier that designs and manufactures brake and suspension systems for the global transportation market. For more information visit https://www.BWIGroup.com/.
About ClearMotion Inc.
ClearMotion builds products enabling a next-generation user experience in vehicles. The company’s proactive suspension and road sensing software mitigate vehicle motion across uneven road surfaces. ClearMotion was founded out of MIT and has locations in Boston, USA, Birmingham, UK, and Shanghai, China. For more information visit https://www.clearmotion.com/.