Nissan attempts to simplify driving through its 'e-Pedal'

Pablo Tucker
July 20, 2017

A spokesperson for Nissan said: "although there are yet no announced plans for the e-Pedal to feature in any other Nissan products, its introduction on the upcoming Leaf will continue to build on our reputation as a leader in pushing new technology in the industry, something we did with the original Leaf in successfully launching the first mass-produced electric auto".

Single pedal operation is a feature built into a number of electric vehicles as a way of simplifying driving and recapturing energy lost during deceleration. This system lets you stop the auto even on hills and lets the vehicle stay in position.

Now, Nissan has revealed the new LEAF will also come with e-Pedal which, say Nissan, will allow drivers to use just one foot to speed up, slow down and stop.

The animation below offers an overview of how it works. In heavy traffic and during city commutes, drivers will greatly reduce the need to shift from one pedal to the other, making your drive simpler and more engaging.

The e-Pedal technology represents another key milestone in Nissan's commitment to bring accessible, advanced driver assistance technologies to the mainstream. The revolutionary technology will make its debut on the new Nissan Leaf on September 5, but the company has released a short video showing off its objective.

The development of these technologies is part of the company's Intelligent Mobility, and serves as a blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.

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