Any new development of Active Suspension?

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  1. BlueBiturbo

    BlueBiturbo F1 Rookie

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  2. kaisen

    kaisen Karting

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    I believe BOSE (yes, the audio company) is developing an active suspension system that they are pitching to the manufacturers.

  3. Z0RR0

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    Have you seen a CL going through corners? That's Mercedes' ABC, and works fine.
    In F1, it was forbidden before it got really good, a shame.
    Bose has interest in it, Valeo as well, Magneti Marelli also, and Gabriel too. There was an active suspension Testarossa back in 92 or so ... countless prototypes around the world with active suspension (they probably are just little cubes right now)

    Problem is, the superstars of today's cars are stylists, and not engineers. Until the trend changes, that's how it's gonna be.
  4. darkalley

    darkalley Formula Junior

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  5. BlueBiturbo

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    Reviving an old thread


    Too bad there's not much race in developing an active suspension anymore. I think that would be great.
  6. NEP

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    JANUARY 31, 2018

    Mercedes wants active suspension return?

    Mercedes has reportedly suggested that active suspension should be reintroduced in F1.

    The suggestion follows news that some teams including Red Bull will no longer be able to use a 'trick' involving clever systems to lower ride height in corners.

    The controversy has been the subject of discussions within the F1 technical working group, with two proposals on each end of the suspension spectrum proposed as a result.

    The first is a return to simple suspension layouts with dampers and springs, while the other is the re-introduction of radical 'active suspension' which was last seen in 1993.

    It is believed Mercedes is championing the cause of the latter.

    An engineer told Auto Motor und Sport: "It's cheaper because you can develop the system once and then freeze it. It will save a million euros a year and there would be no more grey areas.

    "It would be much easier for the FIA to control, and it would help overtaking because you can programme the system to minimise the impact of the turbulence behind the car," the engineer added.

    It is believed Ferrari is opposed to the active suspension proposal.
  7. tritone

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    I drove a 1967 Ford Mustang (in 1967) in Marin county northern California with an active suspension setup that tilted the entire chassis into a turn, to counterract the CF. Lost track of the car and engineer in the '70's .....
    Anyone else ever hear of this car?

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