This Genesis GV80 Feature Is Normally Reserved for the World’s Most Exclusive Luxury Cars

  • The new Genesis GV80 is one of the only vehicles on the market with road-scanning technology designed to enhance ride comfort.
  • Cameras scan the road ahead and deliver information to the adaptive suspension, which should lead to a cushier ride.
  • It doesn’t get much mention in the 2021 Genesis GV80’s press releases, and to most shoppers, it’s just a blip on the options sheet. But the Road Preview feature tied to the GV80’s adaptive suspension dampers is considerably more impressive than the innocuous name suggests. Road-scanning technology is the most impressive piece of suspension tech to come around since, well, adaptive dampers themselves, but it was previously only available on cars reserved for the Moët and caviar crowd. Here’s how it works — and how it’ll change your life.

    What Is Road Preview?

    The GV80’s Road Preview system — added automatically when you select the V6 engine — uses a

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What’s going on inside your car’s differential?

A key part of getting a car’s power to the ground effectively is the differential, which uses gearing to regulate the split of power between wheels on an axle. This video shows exactly how it works.

The video is from aftermarket company Banks Power and serves as an advertisement for the company’s differential covers, but it provides a rare view of what’s actually going on inside a differential. Banks installed a clear plastic cover on the rear differential of a 2003 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson and drove the wheels at the equivalent of 15 mph and 30 mph to show the diff in action.

The first thing you might notice is that, when stationary, the oil level looks fairly low. That’s normal, as the rotation of the ring gear moves oil where it needs to go.

Differentials can work in a few different ways. In normal driving on pavement, the

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