ELECTRONIC AIR SUSPENSION WITH CONTINUOUS DAMPING CONTROL

Electronic air suspension (EAS) systems comprise four air suspension struts with external guidance and integrated shock absorbers, an adaptive volume for each suspension strut, four spring travel sensors, three body acceleration sensors, a pressure reservoir, a compressor, a valve block with a pressure sensor, and an electronic control unit. Electronic damping control allows softer shock absorber characteristics than with a conventional chassis. The damping force can also be modulated using 'Skyhook mode'. The chassis management and brake system control units are networked. The chassis management unit also communicates with the alarm system, the automatic headlight levelling system, dashboard controls, the navigation system, the tow bar control unit and the engine control unit. The future prospects for EAS systems are discussed.

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    VIEWEG & SOHN VERLAGSGELLSCHAFT MBH

    ABRAHAM-LINCOLN STRASSE 46
    WIESBADEN,   Germany  65189
  • Authors:
    • SOMMER, S
  • Publication Date: 2003-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-5
  • Serial:
    • AUTOTECHNOLOGY
    • Volume: 3
    • Publisher: VIEWEG & SOHN VERLAGSGELLSCHAFT MBH
    • ISSN: 1616-8216

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM