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Electromagnetic Automobile Suspension Demonstrated

April 6th, 2011 04:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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cylonlover writes “Last December at the Future of Electric Vehicles conference in San Jose, a representative from The Netherlands’ Eindhoven University of Technology presented research that his institution had been doing into a novel type of electromagnetic vehicle suspension. Now that a test car equipped with the suspension is about to appear at the AutoRAI exhibition in Amsterdam, the university has released some more details about the technology. For starters, it is not only electromagnetic but also active, meaning that it doesn’t just mechanically respond to bumps in the road, but is controlled by an onboard computer. It is claimed to improve the overall ride quality of cars by 60 percent.” That seems an awfully exact figure — I’m not sure any two people would ever agree even about the exact same car’s “overall ride quality.”

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