• Janusz GołdaszEmail author
  • Bogdan Sapiński


The chapter introduces the reader to the the concept of smart materials and smart systems and its key functionalities incl. short historical information on MR research and its introduction into the automotive industry. MR fluid operation modes, semi-active flow-mode vehicle damper principles along with a description of the MagneRide system, actuator functions are also highlighted in the chapter.


Suspension System Smart Material Controller Area Network Hydraulic Damper Ride Control System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BWI GroupTechnical Center KrakówKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Chair of Automation and Information TechnologyCracow University of TechnologyKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Department of Process ControlAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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