Source: Mando announcement
SEOUL — Mando Corporation unveiled its new vision based on safety and design freedom, the “Freedom in Mobility,” at CES 2021.
Mando explained its “Freedom” concept pertaining to mobility including “Space Freedom,” “Smart Delivery,” etc. It also showed a future automotive solution, where a vehicle seamlessly communicates with a driver via an integrated module of “x-by-Wire” technology including Mando’s BbW (Brake-by-Wire) and SbW (Steer-by-Wire) all connected electronically.
In addition, it unveiled the Smart Personal Mobility Module (SPM Module) which connects people with micro-mobility. The SPM Module, as the world’s first chainless pedal-assisted system, provides the freedom to the design of micro mobility.
Mando Achieves Level 4 Autonomous
“Space Freedom” enables freedom in in-cabin activities beyond the architectural limits of a vehicle.
In fully autonomous driving mode, space freedom is especially needed the most because a driver has time available for activities other than driving. Mando’s SbW (Steer-by-Wire), recipient of a CES 2021 Innovation Award, enables an auto-stow function which allows the steering wheel to be stowed out of the way when not in use and then taken out when needed. That is how SbW realizes the true freedom in Space.
Car makers can now enjoy the freedom from their architectural limits of vehicle design.
“By-wire” technology of Mando can also be applied to the brake system, which is called BbW (Brake by Wire). It is composed of four units of EMB (Electro Mechanical Brake), mounted on “4-corner modules (4 wheels),” “E-Brake-Pedal (Electronic brake pedal),” and DCU (Domain Control Unit).
Brake-by-Wire eliminates ESC (Electronic Stability Control), booster (brake boost), parking cable, engine oil tube, etc., and obviously is operated by pure electric signal.
“E-Brake-Pedal” also has an “auto stow” function like the steering wheel in SbW. This provides much more free space in leg room for drivers.
BbW does not use brake oil, thus it is easy to maintain and eco-friendly as well.
Mando, as the only company in the world to develop/manufacture brake, steering, suspension, and ADAS, has been accelerating the development of “In-Wheel-Motor” (drive part in electric vehicle) and “ECM (Electric-Corner-Module)” based on the experience of designing ‘SbW’ and ‘BbW’.
“SPM Module” (Smart Personal Mobility Module)” introduced by Mando is a chainless pedal-assisted electric drive system. Micro mobility manufacturers are the target customers.
SPM Module enables the novel concepts of 2, 3 or 4-wheels. SPM Module, with cutting-edge technology such as AI, IoT, Cloud, etc., is aimed for the delivery market first, and is planned to start making its way to the European market this year.
The priority of Mando’s autonomous driving technology is the safety of drivers.
Mando, which develops/manufactures systems from detection sensor (camera, radar, etc.) to main controller (DCU: Domain control Unit) and control software, introduced the dual safety (redundant) control technology based on the “High Performance DCU” at this CES. This dual safety device is also applied to the brake and steering (driving system) component.