Nissan Demonstrates e-4ORCE technology with Ramen
Nissan has released a video describing their new e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology, using a scaled-down version to safely deliver a bowl of ramen across a countertop.
The video shows a motorized server tray utilizing some of the new tech to swiftly deliver a bowl of ramen to a customer without spilling. While a fun gimmick for the camera, it does serve as a visualization for both the e-4ORCE technology and its goal: suppressing the movement felt inside the cabin.
Alongside a demonstration of the fast-moving carrier delivering meals, a digitized rendition of the technology shows how the technology works (for both ramen carriers and vehicles alike). The system uses two electric motors operating independently of one another, specially tuned for the e-4ORCE tech. It also plays off of an electrified vehicle’s regenerative braking, too, all without the need for the driver to adjust their style.
In practice, e-4ORCE manages power output and braking performance, tracing the intended driving line over most road surfaces. When coming to a stop, the system is able to minimize pitch and dive-- the sensation of leaning forward as the vehicle slows which can often cause discomfort or motion sickness.
The technology will be featured on the all-new 2023 Nissan Ariya electric crossover, with reservations open now and availability expected in the coming fall.