GKN Driveline says that its 'breakthrough' countertrack constant velocity joint (CVJ) technology is exciting the interest of vehicle manufacturers in Europe, North America and Asia because of its fuel saving potential.
 
"The breakthrough countertrack innovative technology has set the new benchmark standard for driveshaft technology," said Rob Rickell, global engineering director for GKN Driveline.
 
GKN Driveline's new countertrack technology improves driveline efficiency - which is key to improving fuel economy.   

Countertrack technology results in finely tuned driveshafts for each vehicle platform and powertrain combination, setting a new industrial benchmark for weight, size and especially component efficiency, GKN says.
 
Rob Rickell commented, "GKN Driveline has found that converting most of today's front wheel drive (FWD) traditional driveshafts to this new technology will result in a noticeable improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emission."

GKN says that independent engineering analysis has proved that GKN's countertrack technology improves fuel economy by an average of 0.2 mpg on a typical FWD mid-size vehicle and that this results in a CO2 emission reduction of 1g/km. 

For special vehicle segments such as SUV's, case studies have shown that countertrack technology can lead to CO2 emission reductions of 3g/km and more, GKN maintains.