Chassis Controls

The control of the vehicle chassis plays a significant role for enhanced safety, comfort, dynamic and efficiency. 

To guarantee a convenient and smooth chassis movement to the driver, our electronic control modules provide the ability to command damper and air spring actuators.
 
They detect various road surface and driving conditions by multiple sensors and the vehicle bus network. The intelligent algorithms care for an increased stability on each road type, e.g. off-road, highway, country road and city riding and each driving behavior.

To guarantee a convenient and smooth chassis movement to the driver, our electronic control modules provide the ability to command damper and air spring actuators.

They detect various road surface and driving conditions by multiple sensors and the vehicle bus network. The intelligent algorithms care for an increased stability on each road type, e.g. off-road, highway, country road and city riding and each driving behavior.

Benefits of Chassis Control

  • optimizes handling
  • enhances safety, comfort and dynamics
  • safer driving
  • optimizes chassis body control for all driving situations

Why choose Chassis Control System from CES?

  • Professional consulting for system and component selection
  • Access to series proven product portfolio from Continental
  • Support in the competence areas chassis control, ECU, Az-dynamics, Electronics and Interfaces
  • Multiple years of experience in development and application of control units for chassis control 
  • German competence center in the centre of Europe / Frankfurt

Brake Systems

Electric Parking Brake

The original mechanically operated parking brake is being replaced more and more by an electric variant, which has clear advantages in terms of comfort, safety and integration into the vehicle system. The elimination of the hand brake lever also gives the interior design greater flexibility. 

Electric Parking Brake EPB-Ci (Caliper Integrated)

Instead of manual application via a hand brake lever and floor pull, the electric version generates the clamp force by an actuator, which in the case of the EPB-Ci is sitting directly on the disk brake caliper. The driver gives the command to activate the parking brake via a switch in the interior. 

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Electric Parking Brake EPB-Si (Simplex Integrated)

Instead of manual activation via hand brake lever and floor pull, the electric version generates the clamp force by an actuator that, in the case of EPB-Si, sits directly on the back plate of the drum brake. The driver gives the command to activate the parking brake via a switch in the interior.

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Service Brake

Brake Actuation

Brake boosters amplify the braking force and make it easier for the driver to apply pedal force in order to achieve a desired braking effect.

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Electric Vacuum Pump

The electric vacuum pump is used when the vacuum required for the brake booster cannot be provided by the vehicle’s propulsion engine or is not sufficient. This applies in particular to electric, hybrid, diesel and gasoline direct injection vehicles.

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Drum Brake

In the drum brake, the brake force is obtained by the radial application of the brake shoes to the inner side of the wheel drum. The force is generated by a hydraulic wheel cylinder. Various drum diameters are available to adjust the wheel brake to the vehicle.

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Brake Hose

Continental develops and produces brake hoses since decades. Various types of brake hoses, molded guiding elements and connecting fittings for practically every application are available.

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Fist Type Caliper

Continental offers various fist type disk brakes. In addition to the basic functions as a service brake, special development priorities are low residual braking torque and high NVH robustness.

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CES Damper ECU V4

The CES Damper ECU V4 controls the vehicle’s vertical dynamics, by providing current up to 4 damper valves. The damping control system ensures under consideration of environment and vehicle conditions optimized damping of wheels and car body.

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Airbag Control Unit T21 (ACU)

The Airbag Control Unit (ACU) is the heart of the passive safety restraint system. It hosts all features for front-, rear- and side-impact protection and includes further legislation relevant functions such as Crash Detection and Event Data Recorder.

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CES Damper ECU V8

The CES Damper ECU V8 controls the vehicle’s vertical dynamics, by providing current up to 8 damper valves. The damping control system ensures under consideration of environment and vehicle conditions optimized damping of wheels and car body.

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Continental Air Supply (CAirS)

The Continental Air Supply (CAirS) is the latest product which combines the air supply for the air struts and the Electronic Control Unit in a compact one box solution. The highly integrated system includes the compressor, the valve block, the connector and electronic control unit. It can be used for 2 axle- or 1 axle height leveling as well as for damping control.

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Air Spring Control offers improved comfort and safety for driving under all conditions

Air Spring Control

The Air Spring Control System from Continental represents a milestone in the development of chassis technology. It automatically adjusts damper and vehicle ride height to different driving conditions and load changes

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Chassis Components

The control over the vertical movement of the vehicle chassis is essential for enhanced safety, comfort, dynamic and efficiency.

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