OnCamber, LLC, has developed a system of on the fly mechanical camber adjustment so the camber angle set on your suspension is correct for whatever direction the car is traveling, in effect, leaning the tires into the turn, in somewhat the same fashion as a motorcycle. The system was shown for the first time at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Camber angles differ depending on a variety of factors and are always a compromise of sorts. Most notable are adjustments made for circle track racers, for instance, always turning one direction the camber angles are optimised for left turns. If changing the angle makes a car better able to turn left or right, it makes sense that fixed angles are never right except in one spot and a trade off everywhere else.
That is the thinking behind the system designed by OnCamber, LLC. Their Acura RSX-S has logged over 100 hours of track time at Infineon Raceway and the speeds and lateral g forces are consistently higher with the variable system than without it. Variable camber maximizes the contact patch under acceleration, braking and turning and results in more even tire wear as well. It is particularly effective on front wheel drive cars.
It’s an interesting concept, one that will require further independent testing before any conclusions can be drawn.
Link: OnCamber LLC