Borg Warner Inc. is an American worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier. It is primarily known for its powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches, turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with Warnerfour-wheel drive system components.
| In 1973 a modern, full-time four-wheel drive transfer case, which incorporates HY-VO® chain and a torque-biasing differential, is developed.
In 1995 Production of 44-05 Torque-on-Demand® (TOD) transfer case, the first application of computer-controlled all-wheel drive, begins for Ford.
In 1997 Production of the 44-09 4WD transfer case for Mercedes-Benz begins.
In 1998 BorgWarner's FWD/AWD system is patented.
In 2002 Haldex Gen II AWD coupling is introduced. ITMI AWD coupling launches at Hyundai.
In 2004 Haldex Gen III AWD coupling is introduced.
In 2007 Haldex Cross-Wheel Drive (XWD) launches on a global platform.
In 2012 GenV AWD coupling is introduced.
In 2014 BorgWarner is named sole North American supplier for two-speed, part-time four-wheel drive transfer cases for Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. The transfer case featured in the Toyota Tundra is also equipped with BorgWarner’s HY-VO® transfer case chain.
Airoll first prototype of Borg Warner in 1962. Deep mud, sand or snow was crossed with ease with this new off-road locomotion. In soft soils, free-rolling tires became stationary. Pict from Popular Science, Jan 1963.
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