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I have been reading about the Lincoln MKZ's computer technology that detects when the car dips for a pothole and automatically corrects the suspension to negate it. This feature sounds amazing, but it also sounds too good to be true.

Does anybody have experience with this? Does it work? Or is the idea of it better than the real thing?
 

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I have been reading about the Lincoln MKZ's computer technology that detects when the car dips for a pothole and automatically corrects the suspension to negate it. This feature sounds amazing, but it also sounds too good to be true.

Does anybody have experience with this? Does it work? Or is the idea of it better than the real thing?
So would the damper be stiff or soft when it detects a pothole to react?
 

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I found an article about the "continuously controlled damping system" which battles against potholes. "The system uses no fewer than forty-six data inputs to analyze road conditions and adjust damping forces up to twenty times per second." Apparently if you run into a pothole with the front wheels, by the time the pothole reaches the back tires the system will have adjusted the suspension's firmness. The technology is supposed to both improve comfort while driving and also help defend your car from damage. Lincoln claims the system can react so quick that it instantly adjusts suspension on contact with a pothole. "Instant means that it can prevent the tire from traveling the full depth of the pothole, and that's what you want." I imagine that this technology would also help to lessen the annoyance of speed bumps.

Here is the article for your reading pleasure:
Lincoln's Pothole-Fighting Suspension - JeanKnowsCars.com
 

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Between the pothole suspension correction technology and the lane drifting correction technology, the Lincoln MKZ will be a pretty high tech vehicle. i would like to take it for a test drive to see how the two techs work in real life instead of just knowing what they do on paper or in videos. But, speaking of videos, it would be cool to see a video of the pothole correction technology to get a better idea of how it works.
 

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Lincoln should do what other car makers are doing and show how these various technologies work in real world situations.

Seeing the pothole correction tech being put to work on a bad road or even a pothole course set up by Lincoln will help people better understand their vehicles.
 

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wow I was honestly expecting more but this is the first stages of the technology so sky is the limit. But lets hope it will use something else rather than the front suspension and wheels to even detect the pothole.
 

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Well at least Lincoln is taking initiative to find a solution for the problem. They were the first ones to even consider this kind of feature. I hope they focus on making it better though.
 
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