The IHS Markit Chassis Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the key chassis components—braking, steering, suspension, and tires. Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technology trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.
The primary function of a suspension system in a vehicle is to offer comfort and optimum vehicle ride and handling. These factors fare differently for different road conditions. Past suspension systems were treated separately for varying conditions, with luxury cars offering a more comfort-oriented suspension and off-road vehicles offering a stronger suspension to handle surface undulations. However, today’s systems are more dynamic and adaptive to both the road and off-road driving conditions as consumers alter their driving habits to accommodate small road trips and long highway or off-road drivers.
With the autonomous era visible in the future, suspension systems have developed a secondary importance to their presence in the car as well. Their role is important in converting the car from a vessel that solely transports to becoming a workspace while transporting. Of course, the primary reason is the basis of channeling the potential of suspension systems for autonomous driving.
IHS Markit sees three main roles of the suspension in the autonomous driving era:
In this report, we will discuss the future impact of autonomous vehicles on suspension systems, supported by key market drivers and challenges, technology development in the interim, and associated market and technology outlooks for suspension as a vehicle component and its subcomponents.