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1. (WO2016057555) VEHICLE HAVING SUSPENSION WITH CONTINUOUS DAMPING CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/057555    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/054296
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 07 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: B60G 17/06
B60G 17/08
B60G 17/018
B60G 17/016
Applicants: POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC.
Inventors: BRADY, Louis J.
SCHEUERELL, Alex R.
FRANKER, Steven R.
NYSSE, Aaron J.
Title: VEHICLE HAVING SUSPENSION WITH CONTINUOUS DAMPING CONTROL
Abstract:
A damping control system for a vehicle having a suspension located between a plurality of ground engaging members and a vehicle frame includes at least one adjustable shock absorber having an adjustable damping characteristic. The system also includes a controller coupled to each adjustable shock absorber to adjust the damping characteristic of each adjustable shock absorber, and a user interface coupled to the controller and accessible to a driver of the vehicle. The user interface includes at least one user input to permit manual adjustment of the damping characteristic of the at least one adjustable shock absorber during operation of the vehicle. Vehicle sensors are also be coupled to the controller to adjust the damping characteristic of the at least one adjustable shock absorber based vehicle conditions determined by sensor output signals.