Human Horizons, the mobility technology innovator, Protean Electric, the automotive technology company, and Wuxi Weifu e-Drive Technology (WFDT) have announced the signing of a memorandum of strategic co-operation to 'develop and manufacture in-wheel motors for the next generation of intelligent connected vehicles'. 

A dedicated team and production facility will be created in China to deliver in-wheel motors at scale, simplifying production systems, reducing development lead times and accelerating the benefits that in-wheel motors bring to the market for future transport solutions.

Ding Lei, chairman of Human Horizons said: "The cooperation between WFDT, Protean Electric and Human Horizons using in-wheel motor technology is only the beginning of our long-term strategic cooperation. We plan to start with cars and over time develop further innovative mobility solutions. The advanced drive system and the unique location of the in-wheel motor in the vehicle delivers a game changing driving experience and powerful data collection solution, integrated into the intelligent car. The potential for cooperation is unlimited."

"Human Horizons are one of the most exciting companies working in future mobility today. They have rich automotive engineering experience and are one of the strongest and most innovative teams in the industry," said Chen Xuejun, chairman of Weifu Group. "With more than 30 years' of experience working across the industry, Weifu Group has deep experience in auto parts production, continuous manufacturing improvement, mature supply chain resources and the management and delivery of sustained investment in new technologies. ProteanDrive advanced in-wheel motor technology will enable a truly strategic partnership for WFDT, Protean Electric and Human Horizons."

KwokYin Chan, CEO of Protean Electric, said: "We are delighted to see that the opportunities offered by our in-wheel electric drive technology are being used by customers to develop some of the most innovative transport solutions in the world. Our continuous commitment to innovation ensures that we are able to provide solutions tailored to the needs of our customers, both now and for the future."

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