Journalists from the international trade press of 20 countries, the jury for the EQUIP AUTO International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation, has named the winners of this 2015 edition.
The PCS Hub Joint, which connects the hub bearing to the transmission shaft, can be used in all vehicle segments, from micro cars to SUVs, and makes it possible to rationalise the components.
Several car manufacturers, including Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Nissan and Renault have already carried out series production design studies for this new system, which is slated for market launch in 2018.
The main concepts behind this innovation includes reduced fuel consumption, reduced weight of components due to finer splines, a hub pilot made of aluminium and a thinner hub.
Benefits also include lower energy consumption, reduced CO2 emissions, enhanced comfort and handling and easier access to the gearbox and clutch assembly, resulting in time savings for the mechanics.
Having created and developed the instrumented bearing technology ASB® (Active Sensor Bearing), which has nowadays become the global standard, NTN-SNR has proven the strength of its innovative capacity once again – this innovation will be exhibited at Equip Auto on the NTN-SNR stand, hall six, aisle K (060).
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