ArvinMeritor on Oct. 24 introduced several new smart systems modular suspension technologies, developed by the company’s Light Vehicle Systems Chassis Systems business unit, to the North American market at the 2007 Vehicle Dynamics Expo USA in Novi, Mich. ArvinMeritor says its smart systems design approach — the intelligent application of proprietary software, electronics and controls to traditional chassis products — enhances vehicle ride, handling and safety performance.
“ArvinMeritor’s smart systems chassis solutions are the direct result of listening to our customers,” says Ed Frutig, vice president and general manager of LVS Chassis Systems for Troy, Mich.-based ArvinMeritor. “Our customers continue to consolidate vehicle platforms and need increased performance flexibility from their ride and handling systems suppliers to cost-effectively differentiate between brand and model variations. Our systems are scalable, yet modular in design and assembly, and through our smart systems approach, we can provide brand-specific ride and feel to effectively differentiate a variety of vehicles based on a single platform.”
ArvinMeritor says three new systems are on display at the company’s Vehicle Dynamics Expo USA booth: