The solution was to make axles with constant velocity (CV) joints. Front-wheel, all-wheel and certain rear-wheel-drive vehicles with independent suspensions also use this same type of axle, which employs two CV joints to deliver flexible power to the wheels. Some vehicles even employ CV joint axles in the drivelines.

What is a CV joint on a car?

Mainly your CV joints connect the axles to the front wheels. All front-wheel drive cars have Constant Velocity joints or CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts (half shafts). Inner CV joints connect the driving shafts to the transmission while the outer CV joints connect the drive shafts to the car’s wheels.

They are mainly used in front wheel drive vehicles, and many modern rear wheel drive cars with independent rear suspension typically use CV joints at the ends of the rear axle half-shafts and increasingly use them on the drive shafts.

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