Winter Tests Prove BWI Group’s Top Technology

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BWI's extreme-cold tests. Photo BWI

BWI Group conducted dynamic extreme-cold tests for the quality and performance of the product lineup installed on all-new mainstream car models in Europe, North America and Asia, while its revolutionary Electro Mechanic Braking technology dynamic test wrapped up on Mar 8.

As the world’s leading tier one supplier, BWI Group insists on carrying out winter tests in three continents, which not only proves the performance and working status of the Group’s intelligent chassis products in real snow and cold conditions but also reflects the more stringent global R&D standards of BWI Group.

George Chang, member of the Board of Directors and Global CEO of BWI Group said, “Our products are sold globally alongside vehicle products from over 50 customers worldwide. Consequently, BWI Group must adhere to increasingly rigorous international technical standards throughout the entire R&D to the production process. For instance, we firmly maintain conducting extreme cold tests annually in China, the United States, and Europe to fulfill the demands of international standards.”

Varying regulations

Given the global chassis market is rife with varying regulations and technical standards in areas such as safety, environmental protection, noise, and electromagnetic compatibility, the smart chassis company works in world-class vehicle testing centres in Swedish Lapland, the U.S. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and farthest northern Hellongliang Province in China every winter to prove the latest smart brakes and suspensions for world-renowned auto brands’ latest models.

Based on the customer-centred culture and values, the international premium tier-1 supplier’s winter tests in three regions are designed to focus on real ice, snow, and cold conditions for robust product development to meet the strict standards and differentiated needs of the three major automobile markets, drawing closer to customers in Europe, the U.S., and China.

This year, the company’s line-up in the global winter tests includes iDBC1 (1-Box) integrated brake control system, Electric Parking Brake, Electric Stability Control, the 4th generation MagneRide suspension, and the Semi-Active Roll Control system.

It is worth mentioning that the company’s industry-leading controlled braking technology, full-dry Electro-Mechanical Brake, is now undergoing a dynamic extreme-cold test on a premium SUV in Arjeplog, Sweden, to prove its performance and global quality.

The full-dry EMB is a full electric plug-and-play product fully meeting the needs of a smart braking system to empower higher-level autonomous driving, and it quietly completed its maiden winter test in February 2023 in China’s Heilongjiang Province.

Ambitious future target

Facing the future of intelligent and electric automobiles, BWI Group has actively developed technology and expanded the production of smart chassis products with the efforts of over 900 R&D team members worldwide.

BWI Group’s brake-by-wire and active suspension products are empowering Level-2 to Level-4 Plus autonomous driving and leading to a climbing market share of intelligent products in global sales.

BWI Group’s brake-by-wire products recently entered the European market in a large deal with a well-known European auto group and also returned to the mainstream market in North America with a high-volume application last year.

The company started providing iDBC2 (2-Box) and iDBC1 intelligent wired braking systems in the second half of 2023. An iDBC1 production line recently completed its construction in Jiangsu province, China.

George Chang said, “Our smart chassis products, including wired braking and active suspension systems, are gaining global markets speedily, and their order values are 1.7 times of our foundation brakes and passive dampers last year.”

Thanks to the progress on technological breakthroughs, business development, and production, the company’s total order value rocketed by nearly 300% year-on-year in 2023.


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