The differential is a major component in every transmission configuration. This unique device transmits torque independently to each wheel in a 2WD or 4WD vehicle, allowing them to rotate at different speeds. This video explains the physics behind this complex transmission part.
During a turn, the outer wheels must rotate more quickly to stay even with the inside wheels. Without a differential, a car’s wheels would be fixed at the same speed and would not able to handle turns well due to excessive slipping and sliding.
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