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GKN VL3 CV joint

BMW 7 Series uses GKN lightweight sideshafts

GKN Driveline’s new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV Joint) system, which enables rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4 kg of weight, has been selected by BMW to launch on the all-new 7 Series. GKN’s new VL3 CV joint increases torque capacity by up to 27% with no increase in packaging size. Available …

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EQTF ball bearing

NSK’s EQTF ball bearings for transmissions

The EQTF (Extra Quality Tough Ball Bearings For Transmissions) ball bearings that NSK has developed for the new compact, light and fuel-efficient transmission for cars have already proven themselves in Japan and are now set to conquer the European automotive world. The transmission bearings last longer and allow downsizing despite the higher demands. Light, compact and low-friction …

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Ford Focus RS 2015 with EcoBoost engine

The 2015 All-wheel drive Ford Focus RS

Ford revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower. “The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that …

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TORSEN technology

A Friction Control Technology for TORSEN differential

The JTEKT invention regarding “Friction Control Technology for Torque-Sensing limited slip differential” was awarded “Invention Award” at 2014 National Commendation for Invention Award Ceremony, the greatest invention commendation in Japan, hosted by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. The company received the award for the first time in five years. The award ceremony was held in the …

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GKN two speeds eAxle

A two-speed eAxle on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid

GKN, a supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. The technology has entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. GKN Automotive CEO Andrew Reynolds-Smith said: “GKN’s customers aren’t just looking to make their next car more efficient; they want to create new driving experiences. Our …

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