AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – BorgWarner has recently begun production of 2-speed all-wheel Torque-On-Demand(R) drive transfer cases for Foton’s Sauvana SUV at its manufacturing facility in Beijing, according to a company news release on August 11.
BorgWarner’s Torque-On-Demand technology can automatically redistribute torque from the rear wheels to the front wheels without any intervention caused to the driver, which exhibits great merits of improved traction, increased stability and enhanced dynamics. With this technology, the vehicle’s control systems can direct the transfer case to deliver the required amount of torque to the front and rear axles through monitoring signals like steering wheel angle, accelerator pedal position and wheel speed. Besides, the aluminum housing is devised to reduce total vehicle weight aiming for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. And BorgWarner’s HY-VO(R) transfer case chain is also deployed for this all-wheel drive transfer case for optimized efficiency and durable performance.
“Drivers will appreciate the seamless control of BorgWarner’s Torque-On-Demand technology. Without flipping a switch or turning a dial, the system can automatically deliver the traction needed for nearly any road or weather conditions,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems.