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 paradox is one of the most vexing challenges automotive engineers face. This can be unpleasant for passengers and can degrade the vehicle over time. Newly conceived valve An innovative functional unit, fitted to the outside of the ZF damper, forms the technological basis of the active, regenerative system.

Inthe Group achieved a sales figure of about EUR In particular, the “go green” movement in the automobile industry has seen to the advent of hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius. The generated electricity is used to charge the vehicle battery. In addition, steering and braking data is also provided and processed by GenShock. ZF and Tecnology Power are now developing GenShock-technology to unite the vast gains of active suspension with genshoxk power consumption, minimal complexity and affordable cost.

This then technologj like a generator – it converts the kinetic energy generated into electricity and feeds it into the vehicle power supply, thus contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions. As the technokogy travels across uneven road surfaces, corners, accelerates or brakes, the gensock reroutes the fluid inside the damper through the unit’s electrohydraulic gear pump, which drives the electric motor that converts captured kinetic energy into electricity.

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.

Genshock Technololgy

It is called GenShock, and the solution may well be the nirvana the industry has sought. It might even simplify repairs — since GenShock recovers energy through pumps, it can raise each wheel without needing a jack.

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The very compact unit is composed of its own control unit, an electric motor and an electrohydraulic gear pump. Moreover, the tecgnology is capable of actively raising each individual wheel.

Portable jacks also could be a thing of the past for cars that use ZF’s and Levant Power’s new suspension system, because it’s capable of actively raising each individual wheel – perfect for a roadside spare-tire change. In addition, there gendhock ZF systems for buses, trucks, agricultural machines, and motorcycles. The objective is to develop the world’s first fully active and regenerative suspension, make it ready for volume production and introduce it to the market.

Genshock Technology

Electricity for the vehicle power supply As soon as the driving situation permits, the innovative valve system automatically uses the swaying motion of the damper piston to recover energy. They have designed a state of the art shock absorber which harnesses energy stored in suspension springs.

Images — Levant Power Corp. A total of around 14 million CDC systems have already come off the production line at ZF, and the company expects an annual production of more than three million CDC units for passenger car applications alone by Please enter a display name. This page is for personal, non-commercial use.

Click here for more technical information regarding the innovative technologh technology. Moreover, the technology is capable of actively raising each individual wheel. This then functions like genshovk generator; it converts the generated kinetic energy into electricity and feeds it into the vehicle power supply, thus contributing to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

The very compact unit is composed of its own control unit, an electric motor, and an electrohydraulic gear pump. ZF is one of the 10 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. AI got its eyes in Powertrains do a better job of turning the energy in fossil fuels into noise and heat than into movement. Levant Power offers a means for salvaging the wasted energy associated with hydraulic shock absorbers.

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GenShock suspension system could generate electricity as you drive

Simpler, Cheaper and More Efficient In the past, every time a vehicle bounced or swayed, energy was lost to the ether. As a vehicle travels over a rough surface, it undergoes vertical acceleration. It also virtually eliminates bodywork pitch motions during abrupt braking maneuvers and rolling motions during rapid evasion maneuvers. They discovered a significant amount of energy was being wasted in conventional suspension systems, just as others had with regenerative braking.

In a hydraulic shock absorber, a piston slides back and forth in a cylinder filled with a viscous fluid, forcing it through a series of flow valves and tiny orifices.

And free is good, right? ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology with production companies in 26 countries.

Motion has been used for many years to help generate electricity think windmills, dams, etc. A bumpier road will result in more movement of the damper and in turn, more electricity will be generated. Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. For this reason, the damping characteristic curve does not only adapt gwnshock to each driving situation automatically; but also bodywork pitch motions during abrupt braking maneuvers and rolling motions during rapid evasion maneuvers are virtually eliminated.

And thanks for reading Autoblog. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. ZF doesn’t yet know when we’ll be driving cars with the new suspension, but the technologg is reportedly inexpensive enough that buyers won’t require a supercar -level budget.