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Electronic damper control

In an air suspension system, electronic damper control is the continuous, map-controlled adjustment of the damper settings. It provides extra ride comfort, driving pleasure and safety, plus improved handling when driving over loose surfaces or on off-road terrain.

The electronic control unit calculates the required damper settings based on information from the acceleration sensors at the wheels and on the body. It then adjusts the damping to match the car's speed and the condition of the road surface.

In addition, you have the option to manually select the basic setting, the firmer sport setting or the softer comfort setting. Ride height and damping adapt automatically to any load and to all on-road and off-road conditions, resulting in outstanding suspension characteristics and driving safety.

The system is able to compensate for any body movements, as well as dampen the pitching vibrations produced when towing a trailer.