CCD uses 12 high-resolution sensors in the vehicle’s computer to collect and analyze multiple signals while adjusting dampers every two milliseconds, thereby preventing the wheels from falling too far into the pothole. While this is already an impressive feat, the rear suspension can produce an even faster response rate. The signals from the front wheel provide a pre-warning to the rear wheels so they’re adjusted in advance for the incoming impact. This feature allows the body of the car to glide through without hitting the other side of the pothole, resulting in a smooth drive.
The CCD system debuted on the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport, marking it as the first midsize sedan in its class to feature Smart Suspension technology. The 2017 Fusion V6 Sport came with the two modes of CCD: normal mode for comfortable everyday driving, and sport mode for faster responses at higher speeds and tighter corners. Today, CCD can be found in other Ford models, such as the full-sized Ford Expedition SUV.