30 Jan '17, 3pm

#NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor

#NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor

NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor 30 January 2017 NSK Ltd. has successfully demonstrated the first transmission-equipped wheel hub motor, designed to improve the environmental performance, safety, and comfort of automobiles. Building on the knowledge it has gained from the prototype wheel hub motor it developed, NSK is aiming to commercialize wheel hub components such as the hub unit bearing with built-in speed reducer, the one-way clutch unit, the miniature cage and roller bearing, and the anti-corrosion bearing. In-wheel motors that can work with various drive systems independent of the body structure of automobiles are attracting interest as next-generation electric drive devices. An in-wheel motor located near the wheel can reduce the weight of the vehicle, control the drive force of each wheel for improved torque vectoring, and enable the expansio...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/01/20170130-nsk.html

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