Forum A - Torque Control Systems

Paolo Sacchettini

11:30 - 12:00 | Torsen LSD in conventional and electric axles with EPS Tuning

Paolo Sacchettini | Expert, Torque Management Products Vehicle & Driving Dynamics, JTEKT

Paolo Sacchettini made his engineer in mechanics in 1988. He then began his professional career at Treco. He joined JTEKT Torsen Europe SA in January 1991. First he was an application engineer, then he became Manager in Development and then Pre-Development & Sales Manager, as well as Product Promotion Manager.
His current area of responsibility is an expert in torque management products and vehicle dynamics.

Andreas Promberger

12:00 - 12:30 | High-Performance Friction Systems for active torque management

Andreas Promberger | Teamleader Application Engineering, Miba Frictec

• Requirements for current vehicle systems
• Core technology values of friction systems
• Development methods and tool
• Performance Profile and Outlook on the Friction System Simulation

Andreas Promberger began his career in 2010 by working on the Mercedes 9-speed transmission for Daimler. Since 2013 he is part of Miba Frictec, where he initially worked as a technical solution designer before becoming chief engineer for disruptive technology. Andreas Promberger´s current position is team leader for application technology research and development.

Derek Ward

12:30 - 1:00 | Electric Torque Vectoring

Derek Ward | Technical Expert Advanced Driveline Systems & Controls, Ford

• In-wheel electric drives (IWDs) offer improved package flexibility
• IWDs can improve vehicle handling and stability
• Existing TV controls can be easily adapted to IWDs
• Influence of additional unsprung mass much less significant than expected

Derek Ward received a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universtity of Canterbury (NZ) in 1996. He has been working as a research engineer on advanced driveline systems and controls for Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Europe since 2002. His main focus has been on improving vehicle dynamics performance using active driveline systems such as AWD systems, electronically controlled limited slip differentials, torque vectoring drivelines and, more recently, electric drive systems. He has also had forays into other areas, such as the development of torque vectoring controls for electronic brakes control systems.

All lectures will be translated simultaneously in German and English.