Artificial Muscle as Shock Absorber
Wireless power? A more comfortable ride in a vehicle? Researchers are working on smart electro-active elastomer materials that may do both. It could possibly help prevent a tragedy, like the one that happened on the I-35W Mississippi bridge back in 2007, by having a sensor made from that material to monitor vibrations and temperature on bridges. You could drive over bridges with a bit more confidence and experience fewer vibrations in your vehicle with the use of this new intelligent material . . .