Future suspension technology, FE’s sources say, will make suspensions even more useful as a driver recruitment and retention tool.
“Suspension technology will continue to evolve with advancements in materials, data acquisition methods during the tuning phase, lighter weight materials to reduce unsprung weight and, eventually, the addition of electronics,” Bryan Redeker, power vehicle suspension product manager with SAF-Holland. “This will all continue to improve ride quality, adapt to future powertrain technologies, and communicate information to the vehicle.”
SAF-Holland’s Bill Hicks, trailer suspension and axle product manager, says that future suspensions will benefit from the continued refinement of the suspension system performance with an emphasis on shock absorber tuning and enhanced automatic or conditional shock valve tuning capabilities.
For more on this topic, see It’s time to think of suspensions as driver retention equipment.