At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan launched the Fuga, with a navigation-linked ‘Intelligent Pedal’, which also acts as an Eco Pedal.
Based on sat-nav map information indicating a curve approaching, the system assists deceleration by deploying a movable accelerator pedal and activating the brakes in a system called `Intelligent Pedal (Navigation-Cooperative).’ `Cornering Stability Assist’ applies the VDC System to control vehicle movement for safe and smooth cornering. Both the `Intelligent Pedal’ and the `Cornering Stability Assist’ are world-first technologies to be featured on the new Fuga.
The new Fuga is the world-first model to feature a driving safety support system, which utilizes the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) in its navigation system. The system supports safe driving by providing information to alert the driver at blind intersections for example, based on information on nearby vehicles and traffic environment, which is transmitted to the Fuga from optical beacons installed all across the country.
Fitted as equipment that supports eco-driving, the Fuga employs a world-first `ECO-pedal’. When the eco-pedal system is on, each time the driver steps on the accelerator, a counter push-back control mechanism is activated if the system detects overly zealous throttle work, helping to inform the driver that they could be using more fuel than required. An eco-driving indicator integrated into the instrument panel feeds the driver with real-time fuel consumption levels to help improve their driving behavior.