Researchers Gianluca Covini and Gianpiero Mastinu at Politecnico di Milano have developed an aerodynamic device that improves the handling and road holding of ultra high performance cars.
The device can be used to optimise the suspension parameters of a car, using one device dedicated to each wheel. An electronic control can change the characteristics of the devices, making it possible to prevent weight transfer on the tyres, resulting in better road holding on high speed corners and during high speed braking.
The system also makes it possible to change the percentage of aerodynamic force applied to the sprung mass, meaning it is possible to modify the setup of the car while it is in motion.
A patent is available.