Hyundai Mobis has announced that they have succeeded in developing an in-wheel system, which lets the motor control each wheel directly. Some of the key feature technologies, including the drive motor and the controller, have been developed by Hyundai Mobis in-house.
The South Korean company has stated that the in-wheel system is the ‘latest technology with no record of being mass-produced anywhere in the world’. Hyundai Mobis is currently verifying its reliability for mass-production based on IONIQ 5 with Hyundai Motor Company.
Hyundai Mobis has been developing the in-wheel system since 2010, and this was in response to the emerging electric car market.
Some key features of the in-wheel system include enhanced drive and power efficiency, longer cruising range, improved driving performance, and unique steer modes.
Using the in-wheel system in the vehicle means the vehicle can maximise the drive efficiency without the need to install a separate power transmission component such as a drive shaft. This will aim to improve power efficiency.
Oh Heung-sub, executive vice president, Head of Electrification, Hyundai Mobis, said, “We plan to complete the development of this technology that is both durable and reliable so that we can begin mass-production of the in-wheel system by the end of this year. We will continue to idealize the technology to ready ourselves for the future of mobility.”
The in-wheel system also improves the driving range of electric vehicles with secured battery capacity. It is able to free up space inside and allows the vehicles to utilise the rooms for existing driving system.
The in-wheel motor is the key technology of the e-corner system. Hyundai Mobis unveild the e-Corner system based on IONIQ 5 at CES 2023.
Hyundai Mobis has stated that it is currently developing the e-Corner System by installing it in real cars with a goal of completing the development within the next five years.
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