Ford’s newest version of the Fusion V6 Sport comes with computer-controlled shock absorbers that can predict potholes to reduce jostling and prevent tire and wheel damage, a feature unavailable on any rival vehicle.

The 2017 model year Fusion V6 Sport will come standard with Ford’s continuously controlled damping, which works by “actually detecting potholes and ‘catching’ the car’s wheel before it has a chance to drop all the way into the pothole, says Jason Michener, Ford engineering expert.

The system uses 12 “high-resolution” sensors to scan the road surface and readjust the suspension dampers every two milliseconds, Ford explains. If it detects a pothole, it within the blink of an eye stiffens the shocks to their maximum, stopping them from falling into the hole.

Fusions equipped with pothole mitigation technology should hit dealerships this summer.

(Ford)

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