How the Differential Gear works - 1930s video

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An excellent engineering video on how the differential gear works in an automobile, allowing each of the driving wheels to rotate at different speeds. This was an important innovation for cars to be able to smoothly turn corners.

Without a differential (such as in karts), one wheel spins and/or the other drags, leading to unpredictable handling and damage to tires and roads.

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