The Bose® suspension system
Every automotive suspension has two goals: passenger comfort and vehicle control. Comfort is provided by isolating the vehicle's passengers from road disturbances like bumps or potholes. Control is achieved by keeping the car body from rolling and pitching excessively and by maintaining good contact between the tire and the road.
Unfortunately, these goals are in conflict. In a luxury sedan the suspension is usually designed with an emphasis on comfort, but the result is a vehicle that rolls and pitches while driving and during turning and braking. In sports cars, where the emphasis is on control, the suspension is designed to reduce roll and pitch, but comfort is sacrificed.
Bose engineers took a unique approach to solving this problem, and the result is an entirely new approach to suspension design.Learn more »