VB-Airsuspension shock absorbers with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology have been specifically designed for passenger carrying vehicles and they combine the ultimate in comfort and roadholding. Vehicle damping has always been a comromise between comfort and roadholding. An abvious example is a Formule 1 racing car which offers the best possible roadholding but with minimal comfort.
In a luxury coach or bus one expects to experience the ultimate in comfort, combined with safe roadholding. Minimum damping is required for passenger comfort whilst strong damping is needed for safe and stable driving. This conflict of goals cannot be solved with coventional shock absorbers.
The benefits of FSD technology are:
Potholes and imperfections in the road surface are not felt by the passengers and they will experience a higher level of comfort. At the same time roadholding and safety are improved.
As FSD is an integrated part of the hydraulic system of the damper , no additional cables, sensors or air hoses are required.
Dampers with FSD can replace conventional dampers without changes to the construction of the vehicle.
It is a cost effective solution to achieve a considerable improvement in the ride of a bus or coach.
The FSD dampers have te same, very long life, as do conventional VB-Airsuspension shock absorbers, without any additional maintenance requirement.
FSD dampers have already been successfully and extensively road tested by leading bus manufactures.