Audi plans electric system quattro

Audi plans electric system quattro

Some of the future plans of the Audi were revealed in new technical patents. The new technologies include the German manufacturer integrated with quattro system and special aerodynamic wheels alloy, which can go into production in the coming years electric motor.

The first patent relates to special alloy wheels. They have hinged flaps between the spokes moving radially so that the wheel speeds, creating a completely flat cover on the wheel.

According to Audi, fully enclosed wheels not only smooth the airflow at high speed, but also help improve the overall aerodynamic performance of the car, thanks to changes in air pressure under the car.

As the vehicle slows, the flanges of the wheels are opened again. An important point about this technology is that the flaps are also temperature sensitive so that they can open up braking surfaces become very hot.

The second patent appears to show a new generation of an all wheel drive system that Audi uses a rear axle with electric drive. This is a logic to the traditional system quattro progress, combining four-wheel drive and the electric motor on the shaft.

Even if this new proposal for the quattro system is primarily designed to bring a hybrid transmission in a 4x4 system, can also result in a more intelligent all-wheel drive and an even quicker reaction system.

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