Tenneco debuts innovative electronic suspension technology

Tenneco has introduced an all-new, original equipment digital suspension technology known as DRiV for a wide range of vehicle applications globally. DRiV offers ride and handling benefits particularly well suited for the light truck market segment.

DRiV is an adaptive damping technology that adjusts automatically to road conditions, delivering improved handling and control while providing a smooth and comfortable ride. Its unique digital damper architecture features a modular design and does not require a complex electronic control unit (ECU).  Electronics, sensors and software controls are located directly in the damper, which makes DRiV easy to integrate into the existing suspension without extensive re-engineering of the vehicle’s mechanical and electrical systems.

Its easy-to-integrate and cost-effective design addresses key suspension challenges for pickup trucks, resulting in reduced shake and bounce and improved “brake dive”, or the tendency for a vehicle’s nose to drop during braking, especially under heavily loaded conditions.

Part of the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension family of ride performance solutions, The DRiV system also incorporates a simplified gateway module, which provides cybersecurity and communication with the vehicle’s existing controller area network (CAN) bus.