The client of NineSigma has attempted to enhance the energy efficiency in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HV), by employing an energy efficient motor leveraged by a speed reduction mechanism with a high reduction ratio. However, the room for improving the energy efficiency is saturating, simply if today’s speed reducer architecture is continuously improved.
Novel speed reduction mechanisms are actively under research and development for applications such as robotics, medical devices, industrial machinery, and electric aviation, where more design freedom is allowed than automotive. Hence, the client has issued this open request to seek a development partner not only from the automotive, but also from other fields.
Of interest are speed reducers not just developed for automotive but also for robotics, medical device, etc., technologies originally developed for other functionalities than speed reducers, and any other brand-new design or concept.
The client intends to leverage the development efforts with the selected partner(s) toward the automotive application by providing its human resources, equipment, and knowhow etc.