Protean have won the #CogX2021Award for Best Innovation in Autonomous Vehicles for their work using NEVS Autonomous Vehicle. ProteanDrive in-wheel-motors enable an adaptable interior and increases space in the vehicle.
Protean in-wheel-motors give us advantages such as improved packaging space in the vehicle design, allowing, for instance, more efficient packaging of the battery pack. Without the powertrain inboard, passenger capacity in the vehicle increases, as does access and cargo volume. A motor at each wheel – also means improved comfort and tunability, reduced stopping distances, better obstacle avoidance and the ability to run on low friction surfaces. The reliability of any fleet vehicle is key. In the worst case if one motor is completely shut down, the others can continue to operate with torque re-balanced across the vehicle to maintain performance and safety.
CogX is the world’s leading AI festival with over 100,000 people in attendance from the highest levels of business, government, industry and research. The annual awards ceremony, which takes place next week, celebrates the best-of-the-best in AI and emerging technologies and finalists were decided by an expert team of judges featuring some of tech and global innovation’s most prominent change leaders.