New Ford Fusion skips over potholes | Money CNN


Ford’s new 2017 Fusion Sport sedan will have a high-tech feature that will allow the car’s wheels to essentially skip over potholes.

Aside from being uncomfortable and jarring for drivers and vehicle occupants, potholes can destroy tires and seriously damage expensive rims and suspension components.

Pothole damage can also be costly, with urban drivers spending more than $500 a year, according to Ford (F), citing research by transportation group TRIP.

The new Fusion V6 Sport sedan will come equipped with a computer controlled shock absorber system that will automatically stiffen when sensors detect that a wheel is rolling into a pothole.

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