Apple granted patent for ‘wheel-mounted suspension actuators’ for ‘Apple Car’

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,960,723) for “wheel-mounted suspension actuators” for a vehicle. 

The goal is to make riding in an auto more comfortable. Per Apple, active suspension actuators can respond to forces applied to the wheels of a vehicle. For example, forces can be applied in opposition to a bump or vibration to lessen the sensation associated with the bump or vibration. 

Here’s the summary of the invention: “A vehicle wheel assembly includes a wheel, a tire supported by the wheel, an internal space defined by the wheel, a wheel hub that is rotatably connected to the wheel and is located in the internal space, and a mass actuator that is connected to the wheel hub and located in the internal space.”

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.