Mando’s brake by wire tech wins CES 2022 Innovation Award

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Jan 2022

Korean Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, which specialises in EV and self-driving solutions has been awarded the Innovation Award at the CES 2022. The company won the Innovation Award in the VIT (vehicle intelligence & transportation) category for the second year in a row following last year, is the IDB2 HAD (integrated dynamic brake for highly autonomous driving, IDB2 HAD for short).

The Korean supplier says the Mando IDB2 HAD is the first commercially available integrated (1-box) electronic brake with dual safety design, which operates normally even in situations where single point failure occurs due to its full redundancy concept while driving. IDB2 HAD is claimed to be a perfect complement to e-brake pedal, enabling 'auto stow' functionality, which folds or unfolds the pedal when needed, in highly autonomous driving conditions. From maximising vehicle space and design flexibility perspective, IDB2 HAD is said to very much resemble the Mando's 'steer-by-wire (SbW)' technology, the company's CES Innovation Award winner last year.

Electrical hyper-connection is the key theme here, as IDB2 HAD is another product of Mando's by-wire solution, which removes mechanical connections, and together with the SbW, Mando's complete by-wire solution will allow users of full self-driving vehicles to engage in many other activities while moving.

The company says the IDB2 HAD is an eco-friendly product, wherein most brake systems available in the market are composed of ESC (electronic stability control), master booster, vacuum pump, etc., while being mechanically connected to the brake pedal. The braking kicks in only by a driver's input and the braking force gets generated through the hydraulic line. This design requires a large space in the engine room while needing longer time for assembly. Mando achieved weight reduction and manufacturing optimisation by integrating these individual components into one single-box design.

The company plans to introduce a new concept 'BbW (brake by wire)' product equipped with the IDB2 HAD to the public in 2023.

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