Oshkosh, WI -- December 19, 2007 -- MotoTron Corporation announced today that it supplies a controller to ArvinMeritor for use in the Dynamic Height Control (DHC) suspension system found on the Pratt & Miller C6RS Chevrolet Corvette concept car.
The DHC system incorporates an electronically controlled air shock system and features light-weight, aluminum monotube air shocks and a MotoTron controller with ArvinMeritor proprietary software. The controller and software feature the most advanced control strategies which interface with the car’s ECU to automatically provide optimum ride height under most driving conditions.
ArvinMeritor will use MotoHawk® for its control software development. According to Jon Honig, mechatronics and controls engineering team leader, “MotoHawk provides a production representative environment for rapid prototyping. The low level software integrates easily and allows us to focus on the vehicle level algorithms.”
MotoTron's MotoHawk is a controls development system that provides the ability to quickly develop, test and validate control models from the MathWorks environment onto production electronic control unit (ECU) hardware. Rich Swortzel, Vice President of Business Development, says “ArvinMeritor’s DHC program demonstrates MotoTron’s strength in employing code generation technology in a model-based design process”.
The Pratt & Miller C6RS Corvette is an aggressively styled lightweight body, made entirely of carbon fiber, measures 1.6 inches wider than a production Corvette Z06, coupe or convertible. The car will be on display at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas.
According to Ed Frutig, vice president and general manager of Light Vehicle System (LVS) Chassis Systems for ArvinMeritor “SEMA provides a glimpse of the future chassis technologies you may see on tomorrow’s production vehicles as it relates to styling, performance, and even fuel economy.”
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 18,000 people in 23 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/ .
About MotoTron Corporation:
MotoTron Corporation, a subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE BC - 2006 Sales of $5.7 Billion USD), enables mechatronic systems development and integration using the MotoHawk Studio tool chain. MotoTron services automotive, marine, industrial, recreational, power generation and aviation industries. For information, please visit the company’s website at www.mototron.com