2020 Lincoln Aviator Introduces Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview Assisted Driving Technology
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will debut a new assisted driving system utilizing a suite of 12 sensors that read the road 500 times per second.
The people at Lincoln already know that a luxury vehicle requires an exceptional ride. The luxury brand automaker put technology behind its reputation with the 2020 Aviator.
The all-new Lincoln Aviator introduces an advanced suspension system that pairs pothole mitigation and Lincoln-first road preview technology to deliver a smooth, refined ride.
The advanced Adaptive Suspension in the all-new Aviator uses a suite of 12 sensors that constantly monitor vehicle motion, body movement, steering, acceleration and braking activities. These sensors read the road 500 times per second and can automatically prompt setting adjustments up to 100 times per second.
The suspension’s advanced pothole mitigation can sense when a wheel is dropping into a severe dip and stiffens the shock absorber to reduce the amount of drop, lessening the harshness of a tire strike. Each wheel responds independently, allowing the vehicle to tailor its response to any given road surface.
The software was developed in-house — a sign of that the automaker sees an opportunity to create a market advantage with assistive driving technology.
“The system in Aviator is so advanced that its sensors speed-read the road ahead and adjust the system faster than a blink of an eye, with more than 23,000 inputs of data per second,” ~ David Russell, The Lincoln Motor Company
2020 Lincoln Aviator Air Glide Suspension Makes Ride Control a Holistic Vehicle Experience
Ride control has become a standard in most vehicles. The Aviator goes a step beyond, introducing optional Air Glide Suspension.
Air Glide Suspension replaces traditional hard coil springs with guided air springs, enabling several preset ride heights for increased comfort and capability.
Upon approach, Aviator lowers as part of an enhanced embrace, making for easier entry and cargo loading. In the Deep Conditions drive mode, Aviator rises to its highest position for better capability, and when driving at speeds above 70 mph, Aviator lowers to Aero Height, for ultimate efficiency and performance. The new Lincoln Aviator is scheduled to arrive Summer 2019. The debut of Aviator Grand Touring marks the first time the company is combining a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with advanced electrified hybrid technology to deliver smooth performance and instantaneous torque in a three-row luxury SUV.