GKN develops disconnect all-wheel drive system  [ UK ]

GKN Plc has developed the world's first Disconnect All-Wheel Drive System for A-, B- and C-segment vehicle platforms. The system responds to driver inputs and road conditions, connecting and disengaging drive to the rear axle on demand. By eliminating rotating losses from the driveline, during steady state cruising fuel efficiency can be improved by up to 4 percent compared to permanent all-whe...
<Oct 07, 2014>