BWI Group, a global company specializing 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 Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer.
The two firms collaborated on the ClearMotion1 (CM1) high-bandwidth active suspension system, which combines BWI Group’s vehicle damping technology with ClearMotion’s intellectual property portfolio and know-how of vehicle and hydraulic motor/pump control. Coupled with ClearMotion’s control algorithms and integrated master control software, the companies said their technology collaboration brought a new level 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, ClearMotion said.
“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 said: “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.”