Mando Corporation, specializing in EV and self-driving solutions, announced it was awarded an Innovation Award at CES 2022. Mando’s latest entry, the IDB2 HAD (integrated dynamic brake for highly autonomous driving, IDB2 HAD, for short), won the Innovation Award in the VIT (vehicle intelligence & transportation) category for the second year consecutive year.
The Mando IDB2 HAD, the first commercially available integrated (1-box) electronic brake with dual safety design, operates normally even in situations where single point failure occurs due to its full redundancy concept while driving, says the company. IDB2 HAD is perfect complement to e-brake pedal, enabling “auto stow” functionality, which folds or unfolds the pedal when needed, in highly autonomous driving conditions.
From maximizing vehicle space and design flexibility perspective, IDB2 HAD very much resembles the Mando’s “steer-by-wire” (SbW) technology, the company’s CES Innovation Award winner last year. Electrical hyper-connection is the key theme, as IDB2 HAD is another product of Mando’s by-wire solution, which removes mechanical connections, and together with the SbW, Mando’s complete by-wire solution will allow users of full self-driving vehicles to engage in many other activities while moving, the company says.
The IDB2 HAD is an eco-friendly product, says Mando. Most brake systems available in the market are composed of ESC (electronic stability control), master booster, vacuum pump, etc., while being mechanically connected to the brake pedal. The braking kicks in only by a driver’s input and the braking force gets generated through the hydraulic line. This design requires a large space in the engine room while needing longer time for assembly. Mando achieved weight reduction and manufacturing optimization by integrating these individual components into one single-box design. IDB2 HAD is an ecofriendly product with a significant reduction in carbon emissions. “I Do Believe” is another interpretation of the term IDB by the company; it has all the elements of freedom (full self-driving), safety (dual safety), and eco-friendliness (by wire), according to Mando.
The company says it plans to introduce a new concept “BbW (brake by wire)” product equipped with the IDB2 HAD to the public in 2023.