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Old 8th February 2005, 04:55   #16
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Hey,

Well when i found out about this system some time ago i was glad that somebody was finally developing such a thing!
However, along the lines of what sbfx said..... doesnt it seem like the "conventional suspension" car in the videos is a bit too soft suspensioned? Im not doubting the bose car..... just thinking that the conventional suspension car is not as good as it could have been.....just to exagerate the difference.

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Im not doubting the bose car..... just thinking that the conventional suspension car is not as good as it could have been.....just to exagerate the difference.
But, if you watch all the vids, the black car with the soft suspenssion should do well in soaking bumps and undulations, even there, the Bose system beats it hollow.

They couldn't use a sports car bcos in terms of handling, you wont see any difference and the Bose system isn't just about handling, it also provides a good ride. What bose is trying to say is that their system will make a car ride like a luxury sedan and handle like a sports car at the same time.

Check out the video below, that will change your mind.
Soft suspension vs Bose suspension vs Sports suspension

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Old 24th September 2007, 18:22   #18
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The system is damn good, is expected to cost around 5000 USD and will be available only on 1 luxury brand car to begin with in around 2010.

That's a long & expensive way to go...

Something which makes so much sense in India. You can raise the GC instantly and who would have worse roads than what we got here...
However it may take forever to reach here...

I wish it would be available as an after market upgrade so that I can import it and plug it in my then car in 20XX.
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Old 24th September 2007, 18:25   #19
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2010 is only 3 years away.

Not that far away considering you've responded to this thread after 2.5 years !
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Well when i found out about this system some time ago i was glad that somebody was finally developing such a thing!
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This Technology was invented by Bose 30 years back in the late 70s or early 80s and has been in cold storage till recently. Bose believed that Auto industry was not ready for this technology in the 80s .

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Old 25th September 2007, 01:49   #21
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Any idea how they made it jump over the obstacle in the video
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Did he just lower the car then suddenly raise it with subsequent lowering? Or was it a small bump that caused the YUMP. In the later cars, going by how the car treated the speed bump, the car sould have stayed on course and not left the ground.

Which Manufaturer will take the plunge first? Any reviews of the steering feel?
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Old 25th September 2007, 11:35   #22
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A few things I gathered about this over the past year or so:
Much of the earlier research in audio technologies is being put to use in this car suspension system.
Dr. Amar Gopal Bose has a long history of 'creating' products that apparently defy the laws of physics.
This car suspension is slated for release in year 2009, and possibly with one luxury car maker only, as yet unannounced.
It will easily add about $5000/- to the price of the car. Rather expensive, to begin with.
Advance data collection, analysis and predictive techniques are used in making a car 'jump' over an impending obstruction for example.
Electromagnetic elements to control the car suspension are not currently fast enough to respond to all the challenges. This is an area where Bose Corp. is actively raising the bar.
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quesiton - how the hell did the car "jump"? does the suspension system sense the obscacles on the road with a "Radar" type thingie?
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Guys the "jump" and the anti-roll (quite literally) are just nerds playing around with the software that controls the suspension.
Features like that will not be part of the production software (my assumption ofcourse).
And i think the jump was probably triggered by a person pressing a button.

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quesiton - how the hell did the car "jump"? does the suspension system sense the obscacles on the road with a "Radar" type thingie?
Yes. Advance sensing. Kind of scans the upcoming terrain and sends signals to the actuators to take necessary steps. Quite possibly, such 'dramatic' features as jumping might not be incorporated in production cars. However scanning of upcoming terrain is part of the system.

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how boring will driving a car be in the next 10 years.
abs thats good has its cons on the driver though
joysticks, thermal sensors and now Bose stuff on suspension

the only thing required very soon is Opaque windows & Windscreens.

So the best line will always remain
Four wheels move the body Two wheels move the soul - My view!!!
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"So you thought BOSE only made music systems?"

Nah ! thought bose made a lot of bull**** and snake oil claims than actually produce something good

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Well, going by the way BOSE usually prices their stuff, the components that go into making this thing will probably cost $100, and they will price it and sell it at $5000. Hmmmmm...
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Well, going by the way BOSE usually prices their stuff, the components that go into making this thing will probably cost $100, and they will price it and sell it at $5000. Hmmmmm...
Isn't that the industry norm ?

I am not a Bose fan, but how much does it cost to make the latest Pentium processor which we pay Rs. 12000 for ?
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Well, going by the way BOSE usually prices their stuff, the components that go into making this thing will probably cost $100, and they will price it and sell it at $5000. Hmmmmm...

Why doesn't somebody else do it for $150/- ?
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