How GKN Driveline makes CV joints smaller and lighter: the countertrack principle explained

One of the main challenges for engineers is how to keep suspension geometries and dimensions common while also optimizing the car’s performance, efficiency and refinement?

BMW 7 Series driveline mass reduction

GKN Driveline has developed a new generation of CV joint, the VL3, which made its debut on the BMW 7 Series. The innovation was recognised by Automotive News in its 2016 PACE Awards.

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About GKN Driveline

About GKN Driveline

As a global business serving the world's leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline products and systems, for use in everything from the most sophisticated premium vehicles that demand complex driving dynamics, to the smallest ultra-low-cost cars. 

A GLOBAL ENGINEERING COMPANY
Employees
25,000+
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18
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38
2017 Sales
£3.5bn