It seems like a pretty easy fix to just make the brake lights come on when the car is slowing down. How does the system get energy when it is attached to the accelerator? I am confused by this.I'm not sure I would want the Infiniti QX60 to feature this technology as it scares me for a couple of safety reasons. I have read that it is controlled by the accelerator pedal and not the foot brake, so brake lights wouldn't come on and you'd be left feeling paranoid of the traffic behind you every time you slow down. There ought to be some aftermarket solutions to this, as I'm sure there have been or there will be some legal issues surrounding this technology.
The electric motors reverse the flow of power to the wheels when you hit the brake pedal. While accelerating picture the electric motor pushing power into the wheels, when breaking the electic motors act as generators and spool up by essentially sucking the power out of the wheels. A variation of this will be used on QX60 Hybrid, its called Direct Response Hybrid. Heres an Infiniti video about DRH pertaining to the Q50, but it applies to QX60 just the sameIt seems like a pretty easy fix to just make the brake lights come on when the car is slowing down. How does the system get energy when it is attached to the accelerator? I am confused by this.
QX60 gasser will do 20 city/26 hwy (mpg), Id expect the QX60 hyb to come in somewhere in the 25-27 city /30-35 hwy.Its great to hear that the car drive well, although this is what I'd expect to hear from a video that Infiniti produced. Infiniti seems to have a good grasp of this regenerative braking system.
Do we know what the fuel economy on the QX60 hybrid is yet?