Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Air suspension

Index Air suspension

Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension powered by an electric or engine-driven air pump or compressor. [1]

79 relations: Active suspension, Aerodynamics, Aerotrain (GM), Aftermarket (automotive), Air compressor, AMC Ambassador, American Motors Corporation, Anti-roll bar, Audi, Auto Bild, Automotive suspension design, Bellows, Borgward P100, Bus, Cadillac Eldorado, Carbon dioxide, Citroën, Citroën DS, Citroën Traction Avant, Coil spring, Compressor, Dashpot, Double wishbone suspension, Dunlop Tyres, Electro-Motive Diesel, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, George Messier, Height adjustable suspension, Hot rod, Hydropneumatic suspension, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Land Rover, Leaf spring, Lexus LS, Lincoln Continental Mark VII, Lincoln Mark VIII, Lincoln Motor Company, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, Mercedes-Benz 600, Mercedes-Benz W112, Messier (automobile), Nitrogen, Panhard rod, Paul Magès, Porsche, Porsche Panamera, Ram Pickup, ..., Ride quality, Road debris, Rolls-Royce Limited, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Self-levelling suspension, Semi-trailer, Shielding gas, Solenoid valve, SsangYong Chairman, Station wagon, Stout Scarab, Strut bar, Subaru, Suspension (vehicle), Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla, Inc., Torsion bar suspension, Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension, Toyota Soarer, Trailing-arm suspension, Train, Truck, Volkswagen, Watt's linkage, Whitewall tire, William Bushnell Stout, World War II. Expand index (29 more) »

Active suspension

Active suspension is a type of automotive suspension that controls the vertical movement of the wheels relative to the chassis or vehicle body with an onboard system, rather than in passive suspension where the movement is being determined entirely by the road surface.

New!!: Air suspension and Active suspension · See more »


Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.

New!!: Air suspension and Aerodynamics · See more »

Aerotrain (GM)

The Aerotrain was a streamlined trainset introduced by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in the mid-1950s.

New!!: Air suspension and Aerotrain (GM) · See more »

Aftermarket (automotive)

The automotive aftermarket is the secondary market of the automotive industry, concerned with the manufacturing, remanufacturing, distribution, retailing, and installation of all vehicle parts, chemicals, equipment, and accessories, after the sale of the automobile by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the consumer.

New!!: Air suspension and Aftermarket (automotive) · See more »

Air compressor

An air compressor is a device that converts power (using an electric motor, diesel or gasoline engine, etc.) into potential energy stored in pressurized air (i.e., compressed air).

New!!: Air suspension and Air compressor · See more »

AMC Ambassador

The Ambassador was the top-of-the-line automobile produced by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) from 1958 until 1974.

New!!: Air suspension and AMC Ambassador · See more »

American Motors Corporation

American Motors Corporation (AMC) was an American automobile company formed by the 1954 merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company.

New!!: Air suspension and American Motors Corporation · See more »

Anti-roll bar

An anti-roll bar (roll bar, anti-sway bar, sway bar, stabilizer bar) is a part of many automobile suspensions that helps reduce the body roll of a vehicle during fast cornering or over road irregularities.

New!!: Air suspension and Anti-roll bar · See more »


Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles.

New!!: Air suspension and Audi · See more »

Auto Bild

Auto Bild is a leading German automobile magazine based in Hamburg, Germany.

New!!: Air suspension and Auto Bild · See more »

Automotive suspension design

Automotive suspension design is an aspect of automotive engineering, concerned with designing the suspension for cars and trucks.

New!!: Air suspension and Automotive suspension design · See more »


A bellows or pair of bellows is a device constructed to furnish a strong blast of air.

New!!: Air suspension and Bellows · See more »

Borgward P100

The Borgward P100 is a large four-door sedan first presented in September 1959 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and produced by the Bremen based auto-manufacturer Carl F. W. Borgward GmbH between January 1960 and July 1961.

New!!: Air suspension and Borgward P100 · See more »


A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.

New!!: Air suspension and Bus · See more »

Cadillac Eldorado

The Cadillac Eldorado is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1952 to 2002 over ten generations.

New!!: Air suspension and Cadillac Eldorado · See more »

Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.

New!!: Air suspension and Carbon dioxide · See more »


Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group since 1976, founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935).

New!!: Air suspension and Citroën · See more »

Citroën DS

The Citroën DS is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive executive car that was manufactured and marketed by the French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975 in sedan, wagon/estate and convertible body configurations.

New!!: Air suspension and Citroën DS · See more »

Citroën Traction Avant

The Citroën Traction Avant is an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1934 to 1957.

New!!: Air suspension and Citroën Traction Avant · See more »

Coil spring

A coil spring, also known as a helical spring, is a mechanical device which is typically used to store energy and subsequently release it, to absorb shock, or to maintain a force between contacting surfaces.

New!!: Air suspension and Coil spring · See more »


A compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume.

New!!: Air suspension and Compressor · See more »


A dashpot is a mechanical device, a damper which resists motion via viscous friction.

New!!: Air suspension and Dashpot · See more »

Double wishbone suspension

In automobiles, a double wishbone suspension is an independent suspension design using two (occasionally parallel) wishbone-shaped arms to locate the wheel.

New!!: Air suspension and Double wishbone suspension · See more »

Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop is a brand of tyres owned by various companies around the world.

New!!: Air suspension and Dunlop Tyres · See more »

Electro-Motive Diesel

Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) is an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, locomotive products and diesel engines for the rail industry.

New!!: Air suspension and Electro-Motive Diesel · See more »

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

New!!: Air suspension and Ford Motor Company · See more »

General Motors

General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.

New!!: Air suspension and General Motors · See more »

George Messier

George Messier (1896–1933) was a French inventor who is best known as the pioneer of hydraulically-operated landing gear for aircraft.

New!!: Air suspension and George Messier · See more »

Height adjustable suspension

Height adjustable suspension is a feature of certain automobile suspension systems that allow the motorist to vary the ride height or ground clearance.

New!!: Air suspension and Height adjustable suspension · See more »

Hot rod

Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed.

New!!: Air suspension and Hot rod · See more »

Hydropneumatic suspension

Hydropneumatic suspension is a type of motor vehicle suspension system, designed by Paul Magès, invented by Citroën, and fitted to Citroën cars, as well as being used under licence by other car manufacturers, notably Rolls-Royce (Silver Shadow), Maserati (Quattroporte II) and Peugeot.

New!!: Air suspension and Hydropneumatic suspension · See more »

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a range of Mid-size SUVs produced by the American manufacturer Jeep.

New!!: Air suspension and Jeep Grand Cherokee · See more »

Land Rover

Land Rover is a car brand that specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles, owned by British multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which has been owned by India's Tata Motors since 2008.

New!!: Air suspension and Land Rover · See more »

Leaf spring

A leaf spring is a simple form of spring commonly used for the suspension in wheeled vehicles.

New!!: Air suspension and Leaf spring · See more »

Lexus LS

The Lexus LS (Japanese: レクサス・LS, Rekusasu LS) is a full-size luxury car (F-segment in Europe) serving as the flagship model of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.

New!!: Air suspension and Lexus LS · See more »

Lincoln Continental Mark VII

The Continental Mark VII, later changed to Lincoln Mark VII, is a rear wheel drive luxury coupe that was produced by Lincoln.

New!!: Air suspension and Lincoln Continental Mark VII · See more »

Lincoln Mark VIII

The Lincoln Mark VIII is a grand touring luxury coupe that was marketed and sold by Lincoln from 1993 to 1998.

New!!: Air suspension and Lincoln Mark VIII · See more »

Lincoln Motor Company

Lincoln, formally the Lincoln Motor Company, is a luxury vehicle brand of the American manufacturer Ford Motor Company.

New!!: Air suspension and Lincoln Motor Company · See more »


Maybach Motorenbau is a defunct German car manufacturer that today exists as a sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz.

New!!: Air suspension and Maybach · See more »


Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile marque and a division of the German company Daimler AG.

New!!: Air suspension and Mercedes-Benz · See more »

Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9

The Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 is the high-performance top-of-the-line version of the W116 model S-Class luxury saloon.

New!!: Air suspension and Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 · See more »

Mercedes-Benz 600

The Mercedes-Benz 600 is a high-end large luxury sedan and limousine produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1963 to 1981.

New!!: Air suspension and Mercedes-Benz 600 · See more »

Mercedes-Benz W112

The Mercedes-Benz W112, marketed as the Mercedes-Benz 300SE, is an automobile produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1962 to 1967.

New!!: Air suspension and Mercedes-Benz W112 · See more »

Messier (automobile)

Messier was a French automobile manufacturer, based at Montrouge, on the southern edge of Paris, from 1925 till 1931.

New!!: Air suspension and Messier (automobile) · See more »


Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7.

New!!: Air suspension and Nitrogen · See more »

Panhard rod

A Panhard rod (also called Panhard bar, track bar, or track rod) is a suspension link that provides lateral location of the axle.

New!!: Air suspension and Panhard rod · See more »

Paul Magès

Paul Ernest Mary Magès (1908–1999) is known for his invention of the first self-leveling automobile suspension, known as hydro-pneumatic suspension.

New!!: Air suspension and Paul Magès · See more »



New!!: Air suspension and Porsche · See more »

Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is a luxury 4-door saloon manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche.

New!!: Air suspension and Porsche Panamera · See more »

Ram Pickup

The Ram pickup (formerly the Dodge Ram pickup) is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group LLC) and marketed as of 2011 onwards under the Ram Trucks brand.

New!!: Air suspension and Ram Pickup · See more »

Ride quality

Ride quality refers to a vehicle's effectiveness in insulating the occupants from undulations in the road surface (eg bumps or corrugations).

New!!: Air suspension and Ride quality · See more »

Road debris

Road debris, a form of road hazard, is debris on or off a road.

New!!: Air suspension and Road debris · See more »

Rolls-Royce Limited

Rolls-Royce was a British luxury car and later an aero engine manufacturing business established in 1904 by the partnership of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce.

New!!: Air suspension and Rolls-Royce Limited · See more »

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a British luxury automobile maker.

New!!: Air suspension and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars · See more »

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car that was produced by British automaker Rolls-Royce in various forms from 1965 to 1980.

New!!: Air suspension and Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow · See more »

Self-levelling suspension

Self-levelling refers to an automobile suspension system that maintains a constant ride height of the vehicle above the road, regardless of load.

New!!: Air suspension and Self-levelling suspension · See more »


A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle.

New!!: Air suspension and Semi-trailer · See more »

Shielding gas

Shielding gases are inert or semi-inert gases that are commonly used in several welding processes, most notably gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding (GMAW and GTAW, more popularly known as MIG and TIG, respectively).

New!!: Air suspension and Shielding gas · See more »

Solenoid valve

A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device in which the solenoid uses an electric current to generate a magnetic field and thereby operate a mechanism which regulates the opening of fluid flow in a valve.

New!!: Air suspension and Solenoid valve · See more »

SsangYong Chairman

The SsangYong Chairman is a full-size luxury car that was manufactured by South Korean automaker SsangYong from 1997 to 2017.

New!!: Air suspension and SsangYong Chairman · See more »

Station wagon

A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate wagon, or simply wagon or estate, is an automotive body-style variant of a sedan/saloon with its roof extended rearward over a shared passenger/cargo volume with access at the back via a third or fifth door (the liftgate or tailgate), instead of a trunk/boot lid.

New!!: Air suspension and Station wagon · See more »

Stout Scarab

The Stout Scarab is a 1930–1940s American minivan.

New!!: Air suspension and Stout Scarab · See more »

Strut bar

A strut bar, strut brace, or strut tower brace (STB) is an automotive suspension accessory usually used in conjunction with MacPherson struts on monocoque or unibody chassis to provide extra stiffness between the strut towers.

New!!: Air suspension and Strut bar · See more »


(or) is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries), the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.

New!!: Air suspension and Subaru · See more »

Suspension (vehicle)

Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.

New!!: Air suspension and Suspension (vehicle) · See more »

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is a full-sized / mid-size luxury all-electric five-door liftback Q-car (for P models), produced by Tesla, Inc., and introduced on June 22, 2012.

New!!: Air suspension and Tesla Model S · See more »

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a mid-sized, all-electric, luxury, crossover utility vehicle (CUV) made by Tesla, Inc. that uses falcon wing doors for access to the second and third row seats.

New!!: Air suspension and Tesla Model X · See more »

Tesla, Inc.

Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors) was founded in 2003, and is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, California, that specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing (through the subsidiary company SolarCity).

New!!: Air suspension and Tesla, Inc. · See more »

Torsion bar suspension

A front VW Beetle suspension cross-section A torsion bar suspension, also known as a torsion spring suspension (not to be confused with a torsion beam rear suspension), is a general term for any vehicle suspension that uses a torsion bar as its main weight-bearing spring.

New!!: Air suspension and Torsion bar suspension · See more »

Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension

TEMS (Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension) is a shock absorber that is electronically controlled (Continuous Damping Control) based on multiple factors, and was built and exclusively used by Toyota for selected products during the 1980s and 1990s (first introduced on the Toyota Soarer in 1983).

New!!: Air suspension and Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension · See more »

Toyota Soarer

The Toyota Soarer is a personal luxury GT coupé that was produced from 1981 to 2005 by Toyota and was sold in Japan.

New!!: Air suspension and Toyota Soarer · See more »

Trailing-arm suspension

A trailing-arm suspension, sometimes referred as trailing-link is a vehicle suspension design in which one or more arms (or "links") are connected between (and perpendicular to and forward of) the axle and a pivot point (located on the chassis of a motor vehicle).

New!!: Air suspension and Trailing-arm suspension · See more »


A train is a form of transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers.

New!!: Air suspension and Train · See more »


A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

New!!: Air suspension and Truck · See more »


Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front under Adolf Hitler and headquartered in Wolfsburg.

New!!: Air suspension and Volkswagen · See more »

Watt's linkage

Watt's linkage (also known as the parallel linkage) is a type of mechanical linkage invented by James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) in which the central moving point of the linkage is constrained to travel on an approximation to a straight line.

New!!: Air suspension and Watt's linkage · See more »

Whitewall tire

Whitewall tires or white sidewall (WSW) tires are tires having a stripe or entire sidewall of white rubber.

New!!: Air suspension and Whitewall tire · See more »

William Bushnell Stout

William Bushnell Stout (March 16, 1880 – March 20, 1956) was a pioneeringhttp://home.earthlink.net/~ralphcooper/biostout.htm American inventor, engineer, developer and designer whose works in the automotive and aviation fields were groundbreaking.

New!!: Air suspension and William Bushnell Stout · See more »

World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

New!!: Air suspension and World War II · See more »

Redirects here:

AIRMATIC, Adaptive Air Suspension, Adaptive air suspension, Air Spring, Air Suspension, Air ride, Air-suspension, Airbag suspension, Airmatic, Pneumatic suspension.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_suspension

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »