GKN Driveline Named Finalist for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --GKN Driveline innovative
advanced All-Wheel Drive Disconnect System is nominated for a 2014 PACE award.
GKN Driveline launched the advanced GKN All-Wheel Drive Disconnect System
behind the 2014 Range Rover Evoque's 'Active Driveline' earlier this year. The
innovative system monitors vehicle dynamics and automatically reconnects
four-wheel drive (within 300 milliseconds) whenever it is needed.
GKN Driveline engineered the GKN All-Wheel Drive Disconnect System to improve
fuel efficiency whilst retaining dynamic agility, enhanced traction and
outstanding off-road performance.
The co-development of the Active Driveline contributes to the 2014 Range Rover
Evoque's fuel consumption reduction of up to 11.4% (depending on model). The
step change in vehicle efficiency and dynamic performance sets a new industry
benchmark for this type of vehicle.
"We are delighted to receive this nomination" said Rob Rickell, Engineering
Director GKN Driveline. "Engineering innovation is at the heart of GKN
Driveline and our global teams work hard to push the boundaries of driveline
The thirty four finalists for the highly competitive award were announced at
the SAE global leadership conference this weekend. The award recognises
game-changing innovation in the global automotive supply chain.
In the coming months, GKN Driveline will host a team of independent PACE
judges, who are experts from industry, academia and business. The judges will
evaluate the innovations for originality and market impact. Winners will be
announced at the SAE World Congress week 2014.
About GKN Driveline
GKN Driveline is the world's leading supplier of automotive driveline
components and systems. As a global company serving the world's leading
vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an
extensive range of automotive driveline components – for use in the smallest
ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the
most complex driving dynamics.
GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, AWD Systems, Trans
Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 22 countries at 56 locations
employing 22,000 people.
About the GKN Group
GKN plc is a global engineering business serving mainly the automotive,
aerospace and land systems markets. It has operations in more than 32
countries, around 48,000 employees in subsidiaries and joint ventures and had
sales of £6.9 billion in the year to 31 December 2012. GKN plc is listed on
the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN).
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