Mando introduced its new vision based on safety and freedom, the ‘Freedom in Mobility’, at CES 2021.
Explaining the details of “Freedom”, it says, especially in terms of freedom in mobility such as “Space Freedom”, “Smart Delivery”, etc.
In addition, a future automotive solution, where a vehicle seamlessly communicates with a driver via an integrated module of “x-by-Wire” technology including Mando’s BbW (Brake-by-Wire) and SbW (Steer-by-Wire) all connected by the electric hyper-connectivity, will be introduced.
Smart Personal Mobility Module (SPM Module) connects people with micro-mobility. The SPM Module, as the world’s first chainless pedal-assisted system, provides the freedom to the design of micro mobility.
“Space Freedom” enables freedom in in-cabin activities beyond the architectural limits of a vehicle.
In fully autonomous driving mode, space freedom is especially needed the most because a driver has all this time available for activities other than driving.
Thanks to Mando’s SbW (Steer-by-Wire), which has been awarded with CES 2021 Innovation Award Honoree, auto stow function is enabled which allows the steering wheel to be stowed away when not in use and taken out again for use when needed.
Freedom in space
According to the company, that is how SbW realizes the true freedom in Space. Car makers can now enjoy the freedom from their architectural limits of vehicle design.
“By-wire” technology of Mando can also be applied to the brake system, which is called BbW (Brake by Wire). It is composed of 4 units of EMB (Electro Mechanical Brake), mounted on “4-corner module (4 wheels)”, “E-Brake-Pedal (Electronic brake pedal)”, and DCU (Domain Control Unit). Brake-by-Wire eliminates ESC (Electronic Stability Control), booster (brake boost), parking cable, engine oil tube, etc., and obviously it is operated only by pure electric signal.
“E-Brake-Pedal” also has “auto stow” function to put away the pedal when not in use and take it out again when needed. It provides more free space in leg room for drivers.
BbW does not use brake oil, thus it is easy to maintain and eco-friendly as well. Mando has been accelerating the development of “In-Wheel-Motor (drive part in electric vehicle)” and “ECM (Electric-Corner-Module)” based on the experience of designing ‘SbW’ and ‘BbW’.
(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)
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