Motion has been used for many years to help generate electricity (think windmills, dams, etc.) around the globe but soon, the technology could. The company is developing and commercializing breakthrough suspension energy recovery technology, GenShock®, and has demonstrated. The GenShock-technology regenerative suspension will collect kinetic energy from uneven roadways to help power your car.

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The valve technology has been developed specifically for this application. EUR million in research and development. As a vehicle travels over a rough surface, it undergoes vertical acceleration. As a vehicle is driving over uneven surfaces, taking a turn at high speeds or during acceleration and braking, the motion of the piston in the damper pushes fluid past the gear pump.

ZF is one of the 10 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. Continuous Damping Control CDC has been winning over vehicle manufacturers since its technnology launch in – and is still doing so with its fourth generation.

Ads can be annoying. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. The generated electricity is used to charge the gensuock battery. It is called GenShock, and the solution may well be the nirvana the industry has sought. Levant Power offers a means for salvaging techbology wasted energy associated with hydraulic shock absorbers.

It is simpler, cheaper and more efficient than any previous attempts. That forward movement is lost completely and dissipated as heat upon braking. We notice you’re using an ad blocker.

The author grants permission to copy, distribute and display this work in unaltered form, with attribution to the genshlck, for noncommercial purposes only. For this reason, the damping characteristic curve not only adapts optimally and automatically to each driving situation, but bodywork pitch motions are also virtually eliminated during abrupt braking maneuvers and rolling motions.

Genshock Technololgy

By Bob Chabot, Contributing Editor. Previous attempts to achieve high-bandwidth active suspension have fallen short due to cost, complexity, and power consumption.


In addition, there are ZF systems for buses, trucks, agricultural machines, and motorcycles. In addition, steering and braking data is also provided and processed by GenShock.

The electricity is fed back into the vehicle power supply, to reduce engine load, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Videos — Levant Power Corp. As the fluid passes through the small orifices it experiences viscous friction, causing the fluid to heat. Powertrains do a better job of turning the energy in fossil fuels into noise and heat than into movement.

The joint venture with ZF is significant, for it brings together technologies that when combined, provide the critical mass to change the automobile landscape. The declining supply of world oil is urging entrepreneurs to create energy efficient consumer products. In addition, there are ZF systems for buses, trucks, agricultural machines and motorcycles. And now, they have another company — ZF — onboard to help build it.

Driven by an electronically controlled electric motor, the gear pump regulates the oil flow in the damper. Watch these two short videos to learn more about Genshock vehicle dynamics.

GenShock electricity-generating active suspension is coming to passenger cars, eventually

Side by side comparison. The paradox is one of the most vexing challenges automotive engineers face. For this technologu, the damping characteristic curve does not only adapt optimally to each driving situation automatically; but also bodywork pitch motions during abrupt braking maneuvers and rolling motions during rapid evasion maneuvers are virtually eliminated.

In order to continue to be successful with innovative products, ZF annually invests about five percent of its sales It has its own electric motor, a control unit and an electrohydraulic gear genshocj.

A bumpier road will result in more movement of the damper and in turn, more electricity will be generated. Motion has been used for many years to help generate electricity think windmills, dams, etc. ZF doesn’t yet know when we’ll be driving cars with the new suspension, but the technology is reportedly inexpensive enough that buyers won’t require a supercar -level budget.

It also virtually eliminates bodywork pitch motions during abrupt braking maneuvers and rolling motions during rapid evasion maneuvers. Here’s how to disable adblocking on our site.


It’s only a matter of time before cars’ suspensions become techonlogy part of the electric power-regeneration process similar to regenerative brakingand that time is coming very soon courtesy of ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Levant Power Corp.

The difficulty in achieving this outcome rests in balancing comfort and handling; comfort requires a soft suspension to absorb bumps, while handling requires stiffness for control. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.

In addition, GenShock suspensions can be used for all vehicle segments and powertrain configurations. This would make it much easier to change a flat tire on the side of the road.

GenShock suspension system could generate electricity as you drive

Click here for more technical information regarding the innovative valving technology. Then, the system guides the oil in the damper in such a way that it drives the electric pump motor.

Moreover, the technology is capable of actively raising each individual wheel. The active dampers employ a new type of valve technology to regulate the flow of oil in benshock shocks, which is the basis for the active and regenerative characteristics. Suspension systems, transmissions and other rotating or oscillating components typically lose even more energy genshodk friction, kinetic or other forms of energy.

The production numbers continue to rise: Newly-conceived valve An innovative functional unit – fitted to the outside of the ZF damper – technoloty the technological basis of the active, regenerative system. The rougher the road surface, the more movement the damper experiences, which generates more electricity. Twitter shares fall after company is labeled “the Harvey Weinstein of social media”. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog – and technlogy our stories free for you and for everyone.