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Wheel bearings – out of sight, but not out of mind for future mobility
It may not be the most glamorous of components, but the wheel bearing will play a key role in facilitating the quiet, comfortable drive required from cars and trucks of the future.

While diminutive in size and housed out of sight, the wheel bearing is a crucial element to any form of road vehicle. Aside from its obvious role in securing the wheel to the axle, a bearing also facilitates the smooth and reliable ride that drivers are familiar with today. With a push towards autonomous vehicles, the importance of ride comfort and usable life will become ever more important, and further rises in e-commerce will emphasise the need for durable long-haul trucking.

As Fredrik Larsson, Head of Strategy and Technology Development, Automotive at SKF, explains, a vehicle cannot function effectively without today’s advanced wheel Wheel bearings – out of sight, but not out of mind for future mobility - Automotive World
https://www.automotiveworld.com/analysis/wheel-bearings-sight-not-mind-future-mobility/
2020-09-06