- The ABS system
- Pendant AIRMATIC
- Pendant Hydroactive
- Pendant with magnet
- MBC or magic Body Control
The ABS system
Nothing to do with the brake system. This is a set of settings that limits the motion of the car moving body.
ABC appeared in 1998 and today the more advanced MBC based on it.
ABC is a system that is used on the Mercedes. Thanks to her suspension German car safely hold the weight of the car and successfully dampens the oscillation of the body. In addition, the system helps to combat rolls and pitching on rough roads.
System represents a special circuit that changes the location of the standard coil springs at each wheel. The offset takes place, as mentioned above, in the vertical plane. As for the control unit, it receives data in real-time about road conditions and acts accordingly. The unit compares the data on road conditions with information supplied by the sensors. After analyzing the ABC system sends a signal to the valves on the front and rear axles. Those, in turn, are connected and thereby affect the relevant mechanisms.
The ABS system is very complex, but is fully automatic
In the new Mercedes Coupe S class ABC got in addition another useful function: under the windshield are cameras that transmit information to the control unit, and that, in turn, recognizes in advance the rotation, and controls the suspension as the situation requires. If the bends are too tight, the unit makes more suspension to tilt the vehicle to one side of the roll.
In this suspension, instead of the usual metal springs are installed pneumotonometry and so the suspension operates much nicer.
Presented by Mercedes in 1998. Pnevmoelementy the developers have provided for controlling the clearance at different vehicle load. So, this suspension can raise or lower the vehicle body, thereby affecting the ground clearance. At the same time improve the aerodynamic properties of the car is better behaved on the road.
The principle of operation is to electrocompressor which pumps air into the cylinder. After that, he sends him on a telescopic stand. Here mounted in a special valve, which regulates the control unit. These valves, in turn, regulate the passage of air so as to change the height of a road gleam.
The system, which in 1989 was first used car Citroen XM. Installed on this car hitopadesa received electronic control. Since then it is called hidroaktivni.
This suspension operates in the following manner: with the beginning of the pump forces oil (it is special), then the lubricant is supplied to the wheels equipped with shock absorbing elements. The wheels are connected with the spheres filled with nitrogen under high pressure.
A hydropneumatic suspension system
Cars with hydropneumatic suspension have been before. But suspension settings controlled by the driver manually. Implementation of e-governance has allowed not only to shift responsibility for this function the robot, but greatly increased the efficiency of the suspension. Now a shock-absorbing element may be soft or hard depending on the automatic settings. Now in its third generation, the system is able to change the ride height and increase it to 13 mm, if the speed is low. On the other hand, the system can reduce the ground clearance by 15 mm, if the vehicle’s speed exceeds 110 km/h.
Pendant with magnet
Different magnetorheological suspension. Has its own special secret of functioning of the special fluid in the shock absorbers. It is this component that allows you to change the viscosity depending on the voltage.
Obviously, lower or higher viscosity fluids can impede or, conversely, to facilitate its movement through the channels of shock absorbers. This a priori leads to a change in damping properties of the suspension, increases its ability to absorb the shaking of the body.
The first such unique system has been introduced at the time, Delphi for cars concern GM. Initially it was installed on the car Cadillac Seville STS. And today it is used in almost all brands ranging from Audi to Ferrari.
The system used on cars. It is called not only so, but also otherwise, for example, Cats, Ecs, CVRSS, and so on.
Mostly, these interact with the metal springs, but there are some that are combined with a gas strut. For example, such a system, combined with pneumotonometry, was equipped with a Mitsubishi GALANT 1987. In addition, among the pioneers with electronic suspension control to recall the Lancia Thema and other cars.
MBC or magic Body Control
A unique system with two cameras mounted behind the windshield of the vehicle, determines the condition of the roadway on which the vehicle travels. Mercedes designed it and automatically changes the suspension settings depending on road conditions.
Magic Body Control equipped cars, the Mercedes S-class
This intelligent function equipped with the Mercedes S-class with eight – and twelve-cylinder engines for an extra charge. The camera can be used those that already exist in the car for other safety systems, such as the preservation of a lane or autobrake. As you might expect, the smart system receives the image and analyzes thanks to a clever software. She is able to recognize even 3 mm roughness at a distance of 15 metres from the front of the car. As for the speed of information processing, it can ensure the normal operation of the system. Although the ideal is a system operation in daylight or bright light. At medium speed it does not make no mistakes.
The above control system is very smart. They passed not one test, and all the risks associated with poor operation or failure in a specific situation is nullified. Thanks to these unique systems is not only more comfortable driving, but also safety issue which in recent times is noteworthy. And most accidents and accidents happen due to purely human factor: not have time, forgot, didn’t notice and so on. Automation will negate almost all of these shortcomings, provide a guarantee of safe riding.