Chassis Brakes International brings new technology to Detroit
Chassis Brakes International presented a broad range of current and future braking technology for its customers during this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Company executives hosted technology presentations on advanced and autonomous braking systems during supplier days at the show.
"Many in the industry think of Chassis Brakes International as a manufacturer of traditional braking products," said Dennis Berry, President for the company's Americas region. "We're here to showcase our current braking technology, but also to stake our claim in the electronic, brake-by-wire, and autonomous vehicle realms, as well."
The company's new Smart Brake technology, for example, is an electromechanical brake system that's designed to completely eliminate the use of hydraulic fluid while simplifying vehicle-system architecture. It also simplifies vehicle assembly and end-of-line testing for automakers, according to the company.
Chassis Brakes recently announced plans to begin production of brake calipers and rotors at a new plant in Queretaro, Mexico, for two major automakers with assembly operations in Mexico and the United States.
Berry noted that the company also would be showing current and prototype braking solutions in Detroit that include single- and twin-piston caliper designs from its ZOHe (zero offset harmonized evolution) line. Featured will be a zero-drag brake, designed to reduce CO2 and fine dust emissions with no pedal feel or drag variation over the disc pad's lifetime.
The company is presenting its line of automated and manual parking brakes in standard and heavy-duty versions for passenger cars, light trucks, and SUVs, as well.
More information is available at www.chassisbrakes.com.