Bumps, potholes are no match for Bose ultimate Suspension System that offers smooth, ‘Magic Carpet Ride’.
Bose Suspension System offers a greater comfort than what you would see in conventional cars.
It is designed to control each wheel to remove the diving, bouncing and swaying that a normal car experiences.
Despite the amazing comfort the it offered, no automaker seemed interested as it was too heavy and expensive.
ClearMotion bought the tech from Bose in 2017, and is now ready to bring its digital chassis to the market.
Over three decades ago, Bose Corporation, known for making audio speakers, came out with an ultimate car suspension system that offered a smooth, magic carpet ride and greater comfort than what you would see in conventional cars.
Normal car suspension system are passive systems consisting of springs, shock absorbers and control arms. They react when they come across any bumps or potholes on the road.
Unlike the normal suspension system, Bose system consists of magnets, motors and controllers that are designed to control each wheel to remove the diving, bouncing and swaying that a normal car experiences.
As a test car, Bose used the Lexus LS400. When the Bose controller detects a disturbance, it takes 5 milliseconds for the motor to counteract it by applying pressure to the damper.
This means that occupants inside a car fitted with the Bose super smooth electromagnetic suspension, in this case a Lexus LS400, remain consistently comfortable even when the car enters a pothole or climb a bump.
Despite the amazing comfort the super suspension offered, no automaker seemed interested as the system was too heavy and expensive.
ClearMotion, a global automotive technology company, bought the tech from Bose in 2017, and was able to reduce the cost of this system, making it more attractive to potential customers.
The company has shown off the capability of its world’s first proactive ride system with 2 BMW 5-Series sedans and is now ready to bring its digital chassis to the market.