Alcon Develops Braking Solution for Protean Electric Motors

Announced at a press conference during the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Alcon and Protean Electric have joined in a technical partnership with the development of a custom braking solution for Protean Electric’s in-wheel drive system.

Protean Electric is an award-winning technology company that has developed an in-wheel electric system for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric light-duty vehicles. The unique Protean Drive system can improve vehicle fuel economy, add torque, increase power and enable improved vehicle handling. The in-wheel motors are designed for a broad range of vehicles and can also be retrofitted on any vehicle with an 18 to 24-inch wheel.

“We are very pleased to announce strategic partnerships with some of the best automotive expertise in the world,” said Protean Electric Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell in a press release. “We are leading the industry in in-wheel electric drive systems, and we have partnered with unsurpassed global automotive expertise to make sure our solutions are reliable, durable, and can be brought to market cost-effectively.”

Through the technical partnership Alcon has designed a custom braking solution that works with the in-wheel motors. Because the in-wheel motors fit within the space normally occupied by the brakes, Alcon was tasked with designing and developing a unique foundation brake solution to work with the Protean Drive system and maintain the same functionality as the original vehicle brakes

Phil Stubbs, President of Alcon USA said “the partnership with Protean takes full advantage of Alcon’s key strengths of design, development and in-house testing of custom engineered brake systems”.

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