23: Smart Suspension
Driver comfort is always on the radar of automakers. The more comfortable the car is, the more time the driver will spend behind the wheel. Today cars can adapt to all kinds of driving conditions and adjust the suspension, but in the ’80s this was in its infancy. Early smart suspension systems would flush fluid out of the shocks depending on the road condition. This was problematic and cost a lot to repair.
As technology has advanced, smart suspensions have begun to make a comeback in the industry, from the most expensive exotic cars to your run-of-the-mill compact. The fact that your suspension can sense driving conditions is a feature that has been perfected over decades.