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Link digital suspension uses sensors, ECU to keep cabs stable

  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_07
Published October 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Link Manufacturing is beefing up its usage of digital technologies with an upgraded Cabmate, unveiling a cab suspension system that smooths the ride for both drivers and those in sleepers. Link's Road Optimized Innovations (ROI) system uses sensors and an electronic control unit (ECU) to stabilize the entire cab for roughly the cost of two advanced comfort seats.

The suspension system levels the entire cab, providing more stabilization than advanced seating solutions. That can help those in sleepers while also smoothing out some of the jerkiness that plagues most stop-start systems. Link plans to keep ROI's cost premium relatively low compared to conventional Cabmate systems, which recently surpassed 2 million shipments.