Potholes can be dangerous, but a new technology from Ford has aimed to improve suspension rides over those menacing holes on the road. A CCD suspension helps “float” your vehicle wheels over the pothole instead of falling deep inside and damaging the vehicle. Read on from us at Zender Ford and learn about how this CCD suspension helps to combat the damage of potholes.
The Harsh Reality of Potholes
Potholes are wherever you look, both on city and country roads. They’ve previously been an unavoidable hazard that comes with driving. If you’re not lucky enough to avoid one, you could be left with damaged wheels, bent suspension and even a worn exterior. These costs can add up if you constantly have to pay to get this pothole damage fixed. Luckily, Ford has developed a new type of suspension that aims to mitigate the effects of potholes.
What is CCD Suspension?
CCD stands for Continuously Controlled Damping. This new suspension system developed by Ford debuted in the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport. CCD technology uses 12 sensors to examine the area around the vehicle on the fly, adjusting every two milliseconds to respond to the surrounding environment. It has two modes, a normal mode which is engineered for daily driving for both comfortability and handling, while the sport mode increases the damping rates for a quick response when driving fast and around tight corners. This system has been developed to cushion the vehicle over potholes so it feels minimal shock.
How it Works Against Potholes
The CCD system starts working before you even touch a pothole. Its sensors scan ahead for possible danger and adjust the suspension dampers to prepare for the incoming pothole. The CCD technology prevents the tire from dipping completely into the hole and rocking the vehicle, instead allowing it to glide over-top of the hole without falling prey to the depths of the pothole. This protects you from the harsh drop into a pothole, letting you drive smoothly over the road, whether it’s littered with potholes or not. Potholes are a harsh reality of driving, but with improved technology like CCD, it doesn’t have to feel like a wild ride every time you drive over one.