DRIVE - Netflix
DRIVE celebrates the culture of cars, taking our audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios—and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance. We built DRIVE to be the automotive brand we've always wanted: To create hit shows no one else was making. To cultivate a relationship with our audience that mirrored the way we, as car enthusiasts, wanted to be courted. To tell the stories, go to the places, and show things no one else would show. And to make it available in ways we wanted — with access no traditional media brand could deliver. For over five years, the team that's come together to create DRIVE has lived, breathed, and loved sharing our passion for automotive with the online world. We've had many victories. Some failures. But one thing is clear: We are the children of the digital world and we know how to attract, impact and own the hearts, minds, and passion of our fans. Whether we're writing for blogs, posting in forums, sharing photos via social media, or delivering stories in video, our team gets this world like no one else.
Runtime: 30 minutes
DRIVE - Drive shaft - Netflix
A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them. As torque carriers, drive shafts are subject to torsion and shear stress, equivalent to the difference between the input torque and the load. They must therefore be strong enough to bear the stress, while avoiding too much additional weight as that would in turn increase their inertia. To allow for variations in the alignment and distance between the driving and driven components, drive shafts frequently incorporate one or more universal joints, jaw couplings, or rag joints, and sometimes a splined joint or prismatic joint.
DRIVE - Four wheel and all-wheel drive - Netflix
These evolved from the front-engine rear-wheel drive layout. A new form of transmission called the transfer case was placed between transmission and final drives in both axles. This split the drive to the two axles and may also have included reduction gears, a dog clutch or differential. At least two drive shafts were used, one from the transfer case to each axle. In some larger vehicles, the transfer box was centrally mounted and was itself driven by a short drive shaft. In vehicles the size of a Land Rover, the drive shaft to the front axle is noticeably shorter and more steeply articulated than the rear shaft, making it a more difficult engineering problem to build a reliable drive shaft, and which may involve a more sophisticated form of universal joint. Modern light cars with all-wheel drive (notably Audi or the Fiat Panda) may use a system that more closely resembles a front-wheel drive layout. The transmission and final drive for the front axle are combined into one housing alongside the engine, and a single drive shaft runs the length of the car to the rear axle. This is a favoured design where the torque is biased to the front wheels to give car-like handling, or where the maker wishes to produce both four-wheel drive and front-wheel drive cars with many shared components.
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