BWI and Thyssenkrupp said they would “forge a long term partnership” to develop X by Wire chassis technology.

Jointly developed Electro-Mechanical-Brake (EMB) systems would enable Level 3 and above autonomous driving capability.

Start of production and sales was slated for 2026.

The pair claimed dynamic testing of third generation EMB prototypes had “garnered significant interest from several automakers”.

BWI Group, a tier 1 intelligent automotive chassis supplier, and Thyssenkrupp Steering, also a global tier-1 supplying steering systems, have signed a contract for development and manufacture of the EMB technology.

They said the cooperation would lead to further chassis by wire collaboration and aid transition from assisted to autonomous driving.

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The pair will leverage their strengths and expertise in safety critical systems and software to bolster their collaboration. Both companies will accelerate the joint development of EMB systems as one important element of future vehicle motion control (VMC) solutions”.

BWI brings R&D and production experience to EMB development, including expertise in brakes and suspension systems. It also has prior experience with EMB systems as Delphi in the 2000s.

Thyssenkrupp Steering has been developing steer by wire technology for yearsand contributes “deep knowledge of new electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures and software, as well as competence in electromechanical braking systems derived from steering technology”.

Karsten Kroos, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Automotive Technology said: “We aim to develop competitive components for modern chassis systems serving the global aim to develop competitive components for modern chassis systems serving the global automotive industry in automotive industry. Our focus is on synergies in technology and costs.”

EMB R&D will occur at BWI Group’s global R&D Centers located in Italy, Poland, U.S. and China, along with its

EMB R&D will take place at BWI Group’s R&D centres in Italy, Poland, US and China along with its Shanghai Software Center; Thyssenkrupp technical centres in Hungary and Liechtenstein will also perform significant roles.

The jointly developed EMB system is a “premier” offering which complements both companies’ controlled chassis complements both companies’ controlled chassis products lines.

Featuring a dual motor design, efficient packaging, and novel redundancy, the newly developed EMB caliper ensures safety and reliability.

Its reaction speed for time to wheel lock (TTL) is claimed to be nearly twice as fast than current one box wet brake systems.

It also enables complete braking energy recovery and fully meets the electric and intelligent needs of braking systems for smart vehicles.

The technology also eliminates the need for brake fluid while offering precise control with zero drag.

The project plans to establish automated production lines by 2025 with output and delivery expected to begin in 2026.

BWI Group’s advanced automated production facilities and product delivery are expected to begin in 2026.

An industrial forecast projects that EMB calipers will contribute 13% of the total global braking market by 2035.

An industrial forecast has projected EMB calipers would contribute 13% of the total global braking market by 2035.