Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-36-0195
2008-10-07

Global Cooperation and Innovation: a case study about the development of the world's first application of an electronic locker differential integrated to a front transversal transmission 2008-36-0195

This article aims to show how the development of innovative products within the automotive industry in Brazil has been oriented, linking technological competences construction in local poles with suppliers and headquarters cooperation. The discussion in this article is illustrated by the development and application analysis of an electronic locker differential integrated to a front transversal transmission, which is the world's first commercial application. It proposes, through a case study, a relationship between the subjects discussed in here and the new tendencies for product development within the automotive industry and also for the world's R&D flow.

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