BAE integrates “active damping” system to CV90 suspension is reporting that defense contractor BAE has incorporated “Formula One” suspension technology into the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle.  Referred to as an “active damping suspension”, these systems have been used in Formula One race cars since the early 90’s.  The system functions by sensing the speed of the vehicle and lay-out of the terrain ahead and responding by adjusting the suspension to keep the CV90 level, which reduces the wear and tear on the vehicle. Originally operational on carbon-fibre racing cars weighing no more than 700kg, the suspension system has been modified for the first time, to work on heavy tracked vehicles weighing up to 35 tons.  Reportedly, the suspension enables the vehicle to travel up to 40% faster than existing armored vehicles.

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