BYD has formally unveiled the U9 EV under its new Yangwang luxury sub-brand, after its digital debut earlier this year. The quad motor supercar sits on BYD’s new e4 platform, which features the state-of-the-art DiSus vehicle body control system. BYD claims that this is the “most advanced system in the global industry” and the first in-house intelligent body control technology launched by a Chinese carmaker.
BYD showed off its “dance moves” during its tech launch event today, a week ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show. DiSus allows the all-electric supercar to dance, adjust its height, and even hop off the ground. The intelligent control system is the most fascinating aspect of EVs’ future. BYD’s innovative EV architecture enables for electrical signal control rather than traditional mechanical control.
The new DiSus system is outfitted with a variety of sensing technologies that integrate sophisticated deep intelligence and enhanced perception while also combining a systematic approach to vertical motion, a term we don’t typically connect with automobiles.
According to BYD, the DiSus system is separated into three categories:
- DiSus-C – Intelligent Damping Body Control System
- Adjusts the damping of the EV by controlling the damper solenoid valve, enabling a significant improvement in driving comfort compared to vehicles with passive suspension.
- DiSus-A – Intelligent Air Body Control System
- Similar to traditional air suspension, offering adjustments up to 150 mm (nearly 6 inches).
- Offers over a dozen different height modes, including adjusting to the EV’s speed, welcome mode, and height safety lock mode.
- DiSus-P – Intelligent Hydraulic Body Control System
- The most advanced of the three groups, described by BYD as “the world’s first intelligent hydraulic body control system.”
- Controls the oil intake of the damper, damping adjustment valve, and stiffness adjustment valve to achieve a dynamic adjustment of body control.
- When the EV is in sharp acceleration and deceleration or high-speed cornering, DiSus-P can provide an instant 200% increase in stiffness to achieve better handling.
- Offers adjustable suspension up to 200 mm (7.87 inches) and can lift each wheel independently or all four simultaneously.
DiSus-P will make its premiere on the Yangwang U8 SUV, according to BYD, while DiSus-A will make its debut on the Denza N7. Some BYD Han and Tang owners who have the required hardware will be able to get DiSus-C via an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade.
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The Yangwang U9 supercar which has a fourth category of vehicle control– DiSus-X, enables the car to dance, travel on three wheels, and even jump off a curb thanks to this mechanism.
The price of BYD’s Yangwang U9 will start at around $150,000, will feature a quad-motor setup, and will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2 seconds. In the video below, see it roll out, dance a little, and then ollie for the audience.
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