Current CDC systems collect information on the road condition by using the sensors at the front axle of a car. The control unit then calculates the needed damping for the front axle and uses this information as a preview for the rear axle.
In order to predict adverse road conditions also for the front axle, ZF applies the newest camera technologies. They recognize besides signs, people and vehicles also the road condition which is analyzed in the form of the two wheel lanes. With this information the control unit can carry out a pre-selection of the CDC damper already in advance.