Magnetic Ride Control was first equipped on the 2002 Cadillac Seville STS and has quickly evolved to become the most advanced suspension system on the road. Here’s a quick explanation of what Magnetic Ride Control is and how it works from us here at Hilton Head Cadillac Buick GMC.
Magnetic Ride Control is made up of a unique polymer fluid with magnetized iron particles. The shock absorbers are wrapped in electromagnetic coils that send an electric charge through the fluid. When the fluid receives the charge, it can change its viscosity from a flowing liquid to a dense rubber.
An Electronic Control Unit and sensors make up part of the system as well. The sensors read road conditions up to 1,000 times a second. The system receives the report and adjusts accordingly. This means that Magnetic Ride Control can literally read every pothole, crack, twist, and pump in the road. The shock absorbers can then adjust to the conditions, effectively improving ride quality, the vehicle’s handling, and reducing vibrations.
Now in its third generation, Magnetic Ride Control offers a competitive drive mode that can modify the traction and stability control systems as well. As a result, the system can adjust to provide a smooth ride down a country road or increase handling capability on the track.
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