A smooth ride, by Bose
Most of us know Bose only for audio systems, myself included. Until today that is, when I saw a stunning video of one of Dr. Bose’s other research fields: car suspensions.
In 1980, Dr. Amar Bose started a mathematical calculation of how the optimal car suspension would be. Everything was done with complete disregard of technology, materials or cost. In the 5 years it lasted, the computation was finished and the basic principles were set. Now, after more than a quarter of a century and $100 million, the system appears to be nearing completion.
Read on for some extra details and an excellent video.
In those five years, they’ve come to the decision that the best system would involve linear motors. They offer fast enough response and action time to control the wheels without allowing the body to move.
Words can’t really explain everything, but I’m sure the video will make your jaw drop just like mine did.
What words still can say is that the system is to be available in 2-3 years from now. Also, because of the pretty high price (far above $10,000 per car), it will first appear in luxury, expensive cars.
Here’s the official release; found via SciFi