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I have heard that my 2010 RR SC AB is the first vehicle to "scan the road ahead and adjust the suspension in advance". The car does have an ample number of cameras and forward-searching radar, but does it really scan the road surface and modify the suspension damping somehow proactively?

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Dave

(PS: Sorry, I don't have a link to where I saw that, it was in one of the many things I read when researching it)
 

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GM once built a Corvette with "Active ", it use pressure/velocity sensors at the wheels. There were no springs, just hydraulic rams, and would make adjustments (or extend and retract) to keep the ride level, some what smooth. F-1 also use, or tried to us a similar system at one time. I'm guessing that Range Rover Marketing is just tagging a name to their active adjusting shocks, making it sound more important then the next guys car.

Last thing a Rover need's is to go blind, and have it's suspension go limp. `)

Mark.
 

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I believe that the "Land Rover Dynamic Response active suspension system" was available in pre-2010 Ford based RR as well. Not sure it does any forward scanning though!
 

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From the official press release: "The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover has an advanced new Adaptive Dynamics system which further improves the Range Rover's peerless ride quality with greater refinement and superior body control.

It is the world's first production system to employ model-based predictive technology that continually optimizes damper settings for the widest possible range of conditions. Conventional dampers are replaced by precision DampTronic Valve Technology™ damper units, which incorporate continually adjustable damper valves.

The predictive technology enables damper settings on each wheel to be continuously refined between 'soft', comfort oriented settings and 'hard', firm body control settings; damper pressure on each wheel is monitored 500 times per second. The system optimizes the vehicle's body and ride control, instantly responding to both the demands of the prevailing driving style and of the terrain encountered, in both on- and off-road situations."

The air springs looked exactly like the old ones on a 2010 RR Supercharged I saw, the difference being some wires coming out from the damper head under the bonnet...
 

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