On the shared booth of brake manufacturer 920E and control systems developer Shiftec will be a number of new technologies, including a brand-new range of GT3 braking components due for release as a complete brake system package at the end of 2019. 920E promises never-seen-before technology that is patent pending.
Another focus of the two companies will be data analysis. The integration of sensors into products at the design stage brings real advantages, including improved packaging and cost savings. The patent-pending technology used in the new calipers gives teams access to real-time data during a race to optimize performance and identify issues before they develop into a bigger problem.
Finally, Shiftec will present a compact hydraulic power pack and control unit capable of controlling several hydraulic systems. One application for this is a complete brake-by-wire system as used on the Roborace car. The fully autonomous race car uses a Shiftec brake control system that equals the response times and braking performance of a traditional racing car and driver. Specifying these requirements early on in the design phase has resulted in an integrated solution that provides a much better platform to gather the required data.