New Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle gets Monroe intelligent suspension technology

Semi-active DRiV suspension senses and adapts to changing road conditions

DRiV, a Tenneco division and global provider of aftermarket and OE ride performance products and services, has confirmed that Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric vehicle is available with its Monroe intelligent suspension.

The ID.3 model can be equipped with a Continuously Variable Semi-Active suspension with external valve (CVSAe), one of several electronic suspension technologies from DRiV.

The system senses and continuously adapts to changing road and driving conditions via four electronically controlled dampers.

An electronic control unit processes various sensor inputs and controls the electronic valve on each damper.

The driver can select a preferred driving mode, either Comfort or Sport, to experience the desired ride and handling characteristics.

Henrik Johansson, vice president and general manager, advanced suspension technology at DRiV said: “The ID.3 is engineered to give drivers a very personalised and enjoyable ride.

“We are excited to bring these benefits as an option to the owners of this appealing new vehicle from Volkswagen.”

The ID.3 is the first vehicle built on Volkswagen’s new modular all-electric platform.

Designed to be both efficient and affordable, it offers a connected driver experience in a compact package that includes voice-activated controls, an augmented reality display projected onto the windshield, wireless device charging and extra interior space.

CVSAe suspension technology from DRiV is featured in more than 40 popular vehicle models.

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