Electronically Controlled Shock Absorber System Used as a Road Sensor Which Utilizes Super Sonic Waves 851652
An important factor in the development of vehicle suspensions has been how to get higher performance from both ride and stability, which are normally in conflict. In addressing this problem, we analyzed the optimum damping forces of shock absorbers for various driving conditions and developed an electronically controlled shock absorber system, which we call “Super Sonic Suspension” based on the results.
Through this microcomputer-controlled system, we achieved a great improvement in riding comfort by being able to the damping force much lower than before, based on the results of said analysis.
At the same time, stability of the vehicle was also improved by optimumly controlling the damping force for various driving conditions through signals from a newly developed road sensor, which utilizes supersonic waves, and other sensors.
Citation: Sugasawa, F., Kobayashi, H., Kakimoto, T., Shiraishi, Y. et al., "Electronically Controlled Shock Absorber System Used as a Road Sensor Which Utilizes Super Sonic Waves," SAE Technical Paper 851652, 1985, https://doi.org/10.4271/851652. Download Citation