The digital chassis, equipped with a ‘brain’ able to control the vehicle, gives manufacturers a ‘robotised base’ on which to build intelligent vehicles to meet diverse needs
Rilispedia.com – Just like humans, the vehicle of the future will combine visual intelligence with motor intelligence. Rob.Y is the robotised platform ready to be presented in a world exclusive at CES Las Vegas from the 7th to the 10th of January 2020. Inspired by the relationship between the visual cortex and motor cortex in the human brain, Rob.Y applies sensors to vehicles, allowing the vehicle to perceive what happens around it, as well as a Dynamic Cortex, a proprietary centralised system that orchestrates all the vehicle’s dynamics by coordinating the various components. Rob.Y was created by E-Shock, a company belonging to e-Novia, the Enterprises Factory, and is one of the most important innovations to be presented at the CES by the Italian group. After this debut, Rob.Y will carry out its first autonomous tests during the second trimester of 2020.
Rob.Y’s four and a half metre long digital chassis is an automated module which can serve as a base for ‘urban friendly’ vehicles for urban transport and services. Rob.Y’s ‘brain’ is positioned inside its modular platform and is composed of three elements: the ‘Modular Smart Axle’, the axle which houses the motor, the innovative suspension and the two steering axles, the. The ‘Sensor Panel’, where the lights and sensors are housed, and finally the ‘Wheel Base’, which houses the battery, and the length of which can be customised as required for different types of vehicle.
“Rob.Y’s Dynamic Cortex digitally controls the electric powertrain and braking for efficient energy management; the two steering axels which allow up to a 45° angle for optimal manoeuvring, even in tight spaces, and the suspension to ensure greater comfort” explained Diego Delvecchio, CTO and co-founder of E-Shock. Therefore, in future self-driving vehicles Rob.Y will enable passengers to have a tailor-made experience, in complete safety thanks to the abundance of critical systems as well as its automatic malfunction-correction capabilities. Rob.Y’s digital chassis thus makes the automation and development of service-oriented vehicles sustainable and efficient.