active suspension

noun

: 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 Thirty years on, Porsche has figured out active suspension for production cars. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Funny, but in racing the story was entirely different: active suspension worked so well on Williams-Renault Formula One cars of the era that the technology was banned. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Multimatic's active suspension crowns the transaxle, using race-type pushrod suspension and the latest in adaptive spool valve shocks to enable as much control for drivers as possible. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2023 According to Volkswagen, the new Tiguan will come standard with the same active suspension system that debuted on the current-generation GTI. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 16 June 2023 The sedan is also available with innovative features that include rear-seat airbags and an active suspension that will lift the car up to reduce the severity of damage during a collision. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 14 Feb. 2023 The tuner also matched other specs from its muse: The 1300 R features a similar frame, fuel tank and a semi-active suspension system that comes with six different damping modes—Comfort, Street, Sport, Track, Advanced and Auto—which can be adjusted via a 5-inch TFT display. Kvschnitzer, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2022 As the name suggests, the variant gets a few more goodies than the base bike, including an extra two customizable riding modes, Showa semi-active suspension, extra crash guards, cornering lights, tire pressure monitoring sensors, heated grips, steering damper and the all-important center stand. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 26 Feb. 2021 Selecting the most aggressive Track function both causes the active suspension to reduce the ride height and brings the option of a variable traction-control setting. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 6 Mar. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of active suspension was in 1971

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“Active suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/active%20suspension. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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