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April 12, 2018 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Vehicle concept combines wheel hub drive with 90-degree steering
Automotive supplier Schaeffler presented an electric vehicle concept for autonomous operation in urban environments. A special feature is an "Intelligent Corner Module" with integrated wheel hub drive, which enables very high maneuverability.

Connectivity is a crucial prerequisite for the smooth operation of autonomous city vehicles. The automotive supplier achieves this in the study with a digital twin of the vehicle, which represents an image of the real vehicle in the cloud. Ongoing analysis of operating and status data makes it possible, for example, to identify future maintenance requirements with a time lead time.

he feasibility study, which was presented at the 11th Schaeffler Colloquium, will be gradually developed further in the near future. In the course of the year, it is planned to implement a prototype ready for operation, including cabin and air conditioning.

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