active suspension

noun

Definition of active suspension

: a computerized system in automobiles that actively adjusts the suspension in response to driving conditions

Examples of active suspension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Best Car report, Nissan engineers are impressed with the Taycan’s extremely low center of gravity, as well as its active suspension, dynamic chassis control, rear-wheel steering and two-speed transmission. Peter Lyon, Forbes, 28 May 2022 There are also adaptive air springs connected to the automaker’s active suspension system, torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering, though the last is only available as an add-on. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2021 She was then found to be driving on an active suspension under Ohio’s Financial Responsibility Act. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 But instead of absorbing bumps through springs attached to the car body, each wheel in an Indigo car contains its own active suspension system. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2021 More than 600,000 Hoosiers had an active suspension on their license as of September, according to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Ethan May, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2021 The car rides on huge tires specially developed by Goodyear—275/40ZR17 front, 315/35ZR-17 rear—which give the car plenty of stick, with or without active suspension. Tony Swan, Popular Mechanics, 19 July 2019 An active suspension that adapts according to road information from the navigation system and forward-facing cameras also promises to keep the ride very luxurious. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 15 Jan. 2020 The active suspension period is retroactive to Aug. 31, 2016, the date on which Vecchione agreed to the temporary suspension of his license. William Westhoven, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of active suspension

1971, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2022

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“Active suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/active%20suspension. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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