Nissan Premieres Intelligent Brake, Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering

Japanese manufacturer Nissan announced today two new technologies to be featured for the first time in the Fuga Hybrid and Infiniti M later this fall, calling the two new features never before developed technologies. The two are the electro-hydraulic power steering and electric driven intelligent brake systems.

The electro-hydraulic power steering is a feature which only activates when the driver is steering. Smaller than our everyday power steering systems, the Nissan technology combines, as its name says, hydraulic and electric power steering systems, promising to make the Fuga hybrid more easily controllable and a bit more fuel efficient at the same time.

The electric driven Intelligent brake system uses the hybrid's electric motor to operate the brake cylinders. When the brake is pressed, the braking power is maintained and the hydraulic pressure of the friction brake is
controlled. This allows for a better brake energy regeneration for the hybrid system.

As said, both technologies will be used in the new generation of Nissan hybrids to be released later this year. Both the Fuga and the Infiniti M use a hybrid system which combines a gasoline engine, an electric motor and an Intelligent Dual Clutch Control.

The Fuga will be the perfect platform for Nissan to showcase other technologies as well, including the world's first navigation system with ITS information and the Forest air conditioning system. The Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians developed for the Leaf will also be at first tested on the Fuga

“Nissan’s goal is to achieve superior environmental performance while pursuing a fundamental quality of its cars – the joy of driving,” the Japanese manufacturer says in a statement.
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