“e-Pedal premieres”: a new technology that portends a drastic change in the way we drive the cars we used!
The “Nissan Leaf” electric car is one of the world’s best-selling electric cars, which has greatly contributed to the spread of electric motors in the small medium-priced car category. The current year’s edition of the car has loaded with it a completely new technology that is first introduced commercially in the world and is called the “Electronic accelerator-e-pedal”.
Simply, the electronic throttle technology simplifies the process of driving through a single pedal that controls the movement of the vehicle as well as its suspension, so that it does the current work of the conventional throttle as well as the brakes. The new technology relies on a sensitive electronic system that increases the speed of the vehicle in the conventional way when the throttle is pressed, and when the driver of the vehicle releases the throttle gradually start the car automatically use the braking system gradually to decrease the speed of the car, and when the foot is completely lifted For the throttle, the brakes are fully applied to completely stop the vehicle.
The system does not stop at this time, as soon as the car stops completely moving, the system also automatically implements the electronic wait or stop brakes, which are also released when you re-press the throttle again to start the movement. The system works in a way that fits perfectly with conventional brakes, so that the rear stop lamp is lit by the car depending on its low speed at a certain rate.
The new system is designed to “Nissan” in a way that also takes into account heights and depressions so that the vehicle can recognize it automatically and maintain a constant movement rate on the heights and depressions by controlling the torque of the motor to the tires, as well as applying the brakes automatically to prevent Car sliding. Wet surfaces, and other slippery surfaces that make it more difficult for the car to stop, have got special attention as well where the car starts by default in reducing its speed by using only engine torque, then in case a slippery surface is identified the brakes are applied more forcefully to reduce the speed of the car until it stops.
Although the Nissan leaf in its versions for the current and next year still retains the conventional brake pedal, the new electronic system is optional and can be activated or disabled as per the user’s wish, and at any time the brakes can be strongly pressed to stop the car suddenly in cases That calls for it, but the reactions of those who have actually experienced the new system of automotive experts over the past several months seem very positive in favor of the new system.
There is no doubt that expanding the widespread use of this new technology in cars over the next few years will depend mainly on the reactions of the traditional user of the vehicle, but what I do not doubt is that with the further diffusion of electric vehicles, the technique of pedal Electronic fuels will begin to spread widely in a gradual manner.
The question remains, will that new technology in the near future be completely eliminated from the brake pedal to get the cars to the stage of relying on one pedal instead of three in the past?!
Video illustration of new technology: