The in-wheel hub motor, also known as the eCorner project, is something that Siemens VDO engineers have been working on to integrate the steering, drivetrain, brakes and shock absorbers directly into the wheels of the cars of the future. This concept claimed by Siemens VDO is the basis for the ecological “Drive-By-Wire” cars, according to the company. This is something that can actually become a common sight on the roads in 10 to 15 years.
The eCroner replaces the conventional wheel suspension with mechanical steering, hydraulic shock absorbers, hydraulic brakes, and most mind-blowing of all, the conventional internal combustion engine. This, according to Siemens VDO, translates to more safety, greater convenience, and improved fuel mileage. If the concept turns out to be a success, then there is no reason for us not to accept it.
Given the requirements that are placed on tomorrow’s vehicles, it is essential to be as thrifty as possible with every drop of oil. This is the motive behind this project. Check it out!