▷ “E-Corner module”: Hyundai Mobis integrates steering, braking, suspension and …


26.10.2021 – 00:57

Hyundai Mobis

Seoul, south korea, Jan. 28 / PRNewswire /

  • We have succeeded in developing an “E-Corner Module” that combines the steering, braking, chassis and drive systems
  • This enables flexible use of platforms, e.g. changing the wheelbase; Rotate the wheel up to 90 degrees to allow sideways travel and rotation in place
  • The aim is to develop a skateboard module: four e-corner modules are to be developed by 2023 and integrated with automatic driving technology by 2025
  • Establishment of a basis to become a platform-oriented technology developer with the core system essential for PBV

Hyundai Mobis (KRX: 012330) has succeeded in developing the next generation of car wheel technology, which is considered to be the core technology for future mobility in the city. This is a true dream technology that enables parking with 90-degree rotation and direct rotation. This is also essential for the production of purpose built vehicles (PBVs).

Hyundai Mobis has announced its success in developing a new technology, the “E-Corner Module”, which integrates the steering, braking, suspension and drive systems in one wheel. This new technology represents a paradigm shift in the automobile where the mechanical axle was used to connect the steering wheel. It is also considered a core technology for the smart city mobility of the future.

The concept of the E-Corner module was first presented at CES 2018. This time, Hyundai Mobis successfully redefined the concept for practical use in automobiles, developed a control unit for control and completed the functional test. Once the background check and serial production feasibility study are completed, Hyundai Mobis will begin accepting serial orders from global automakers for its application.

The greatest advantage of the E-Corner module is that it does not require a mechanical connection between the parts, which allows better use of space in the vehicle. Not only does it make it easier to change the wheelbase, but it also provides much more flexibility in the orientation of the doors and the size of the vehicle. Such technology is essential for the manufacture of PBVs that provide mobility services for e.g. cafes and hospitals.

It is particularly noteworthy that it evolved from the traditional 30-degree rotation. Now it enables the wheel to be turned 90 degrees if necessary, for example when parking, and enables driving in crab steering (sideways) and zero turn, i.e. turning without moving forwards or backwards. The agility of the vehicles in the narrow streets of a city is also increased. Accordingly, overall driving in the city improves.

The E-Corner Module is an advanced technology that not many companies have had success with mass production on a global scale. However, Hyundai Mobis has managed to successfully develop the technology, with the requirements being to combine the steering, braking, suspension and drive systems into one wheel while ensuring safety while driving.

Unlike other auto parts makers who make specific parts, Hyundai Mobis is able to develop key parts that are used in vehicles. These include, for example, steering, braking, connectivity and electrification parts. The synergy between these parts was clearly an advantage when developing the E-Corner module.

Hyundai Mobis plans to develop a skateboard module by 2023 that converts real vehicle performance through the integrated control of four e-corner modules, and then combine it with automatic ride control technology to finally provide a PVB mobility solution by 2025 can.

Information on Hyundai Mobis

Hyundai Mobis is the seventh largest automotive supplier in the world with annual sales of almost $ 30 billion. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Hyundai Mobis’ goal is to become a lifelong technology partner for vehicles and people. The company has excellent capabilities in the areas of sensors, sensor fusion in control units and software design in safety control. Products also include various electrification components, brakes, chassis and suspension, steering, airbags, lighting, and automotive electronics. Hyundai Mobis currently employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. In addition to the R&D headquarters in Korea, Mobis operates four technology centers in Germany, China, India and the United States.

For more information, please visit the website at http://mobis.co.kr/

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