Your voice can control air suspension ride height

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Custom car builders and off-roaders alike often equip their vehicles with air suspension systems. Level Ride Air Suspensions recently debuted the U.S. version of its Bluetooth-enabled control system that allows the ride height to be raised or lowered by voice or finger commands via a smartphone-style controller.

Hands free, voice activated air suspension control | ClassicCars.com
Demonstrated at the recent SEMA Show, this customized 1959 Chevrolet station wagon raised or lowered itself via voice command | Larry Edsall photos
Hands free, voice activated air suspension control | ClassicCars.com
Controller listens for commands and relays them to the air suspension system

Australian native James Cloke and his family recently relocated from Down Under to the Las Vegas area and he brought with him his Level Ride Air Suspension system that uses Bluetooth technology to adjust ride height.

The system also constantly monitors the ride, detecting uneven surfaces or changes in load and manages the air compressor to maintain pressure as needed.

Level Ride says the system works with pneumatic or hydraulic air suspension systems and has a “sleep mode” is designed to make sure the system never runs the vehicle’s battery out of power.

The complete kit includes height sensors, electronic control unit, tank, cables and a phone-like 5.5-inch touchscreen controller. The kit sells for $1,290.

For information, visit the company’s website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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