Tuning for conventional dampers previously had to address the conflicting aims of driving safety and comfort and address the question: What should the suspension be tuned for? Maximum safety for a full load with five people plus luggage? Or perhaps greater comfort for just the driver and luggage? Because safety is the greatest maxim, compromises are always made at the cost of comfort. The newly developed CDC1XL eliminates this compromise because its rear-axle dampers are not passive but rather electronically controlled. Together with an ECU which also has integrated sensors, it provides a marked increase in driving safety and comfort.