June 2016 management briefing: Electronic suspension systems

An electronic ('intelligent' or 'active') suspension system can control the vertical movement of a vehicle's wheels relative to its chassis or body via an on-board system. Given that a conventional passive suspension system features a fixed damper setting, there has always been a compromise between comfort and handling performance. Yet electronically controlled suspension systems that continuously adjust the damper settings to suit the road conditions eliminate that trade-off, providing the driver with greater levels of comfort and control. This month's briefing reviews the market prospects for electronic suspension systems and some of the major players.No tags for this post.