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GM Debuts Even Quicker Fourth-Generation Magnetic Ride Control - Motor1

GM Debuts Even Quicker Fourth-Generation Magnetic Ride Control - Motor1
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product 2020-10-17 09:20:08 https://www.motor1.com/news/449461/gm-debuts-new-magnetic-ride/ Cadillac Technology, general motors, gm, suspension

By: Nico Ylanan

It s been almost 20 years since Cadillac first introduced their nifty MagneRide technology on the Cadillac STS Seville, and, at the time, was pretty groundbreaking stuff, offering technology that would adjust and adapt suspension components of a vehicle in real-time in response to changes in terrain. Now on its fourth generation, MagneRide 4.0 gets a number of substantial upgrades across the board making it, in Cadillac s own words, the world s fastest reacting suspension technology. And with up to 45% faster damping response than the third generation, we kinda believe that claim. 

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According to Cadillac, these are the most dramatic changes yet to the MagneRide system yet, and will elevate the driving performance and road-going comfort of the 2021  Cadillac CT4-V , CT5-V , CT5 Sport , and Escalade . “With MagneRide 4.0, the world’s fastest reacting suspension system is now even faster,” said Thomas Schinderle, Cadillac vehicle performance engineer. “When paired with our sedans’ award-winning rear-wheel-drive architecture, the result is two of the most responsive sport sedans on the market, with reflexes that elevate the already high threshold of the V-Series legacy.”

MagneRide is an active damping system that literally uses electromagnets and magnetorheological fluid to help vary the damping rate of the shock absorbers. Wheel accelerometers read the road up to 1,000 times a second, triggering adjustments in the magnetic charge in the fluid. This fluid then adjusts the shocks almost instantly, allowing the vehicle to better respond to different road surfaces and corners, maximizing the traction on the road at all times. 
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