active suspension


Definition of active suspension

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

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More than a decade later, where's our active suspension? Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "3 Technologies That Are Making Car Suspensions Smarter Than Ever," 31 Jan. 2017 The 48-volt hydropneumatic active suspension system is the only one of its kind, on any vehicle. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Shows Used to Be Amazing—And They Might Be Again," 5 Dec. 2018 To preserve performance in the face of the reduced travel, the desingers changed the semi-active suspension’s damping strategy and installed progressive springs. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, "Road Tested: 2019 Ducati Multistrada Enduro 1260," 24 Oct. 2018 Lexus has tried smoothing things out by retuning the base suspension and improving the optional active suspension that constantly adjusts shock dampening. Malcolm Gunn,, "2018 Lexus NX," 28 June 2018 Stilettos, emergency suspension on Jan. 25 Suspended 30 days, with 14 days as an active suspension and 16 days deferred. Kevin Litten,, "6 Bourbon Street strip clubs reach settlements with authorities," 31 Jan. 2018 Other approaches to stabilize boats have relied on a kind of active suspension, like Velodyne Marine’s Martini 1.5, designed to make high-speed boating safer, which could be crucial in search-and-rescue operations. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Seakeeper’s Super Spinning System Keeps Ships Stable at Sea," 21 May 2018 One candidate had three active suspensions by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "Release of their records becomes an issue in Mecklenburg sheriff's race | Charlotte Observer," 4 May 2018 The active suspension and limited-slip differential in the $1,200 Ti Performance Package probably also had a lot to do with handling as well. Scott Sturgis,, "Can a lesser Giulia match the Quadrifoglio?," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of active suspension

1971, in the meaning defined above

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