By Steve & Tamami Laser
Sushi restaurants with conveyor belts (kaitenzushi) offer diners the chance to retrieve their favorite dishes with ease. Yet how could chefs deliver a soup-based entree, like a bowl of hot ramen, remotely to their customers without spilling the contents? Nissan e-4ORCE technology to the rescue.
Nissan developed a motorized battery-powered ramen server tray, fitted with technology inspired by its e-4ORCE all-wheel control system. It’s the latest in a series of clever “Tech for Life” projects that thinks outside the bento (lunchbox) to demonstrate the benefits of Nissan vehicle technology.
This video, from the Nissan Global YouTube channel, shows how Nissan e-4ORCE is employed at a very special ramen restaurant to deliver bowls of noodles from the chef to guests without spilling a drop. (video: Nissan)
Nissan says the e-4ORCE ramen server tray uses two electric motors operating independently, with special tuning from engineers, to provide the same swift acceleration and smooth travel on the countertop as the Ariya with e-4ORCE aims for the road.
What does e-4ORCE mean? The “e” in e-4ORCE stands for Nissan’s all-electric drive system. “4ORCE” (pronounced force) refers to the vehicle’s physical power, while “4” represents all-wheel control.
In the new Nissan Ariya EV, e-4ORCE delivers balanced, predictable power to all four wheels with dual electric motors. It’s the latest chapter in the automaker’s history in developing all-terrain vehicles and sports cars.
In addition to providing speedy deliveries, the e-4ORCE system offers stable deceleration and reduces sway to deliver the goods without spilling. It’s said to strike the perfect balance between powerful performance and control through a series of precise motor and braking inputs.
This related video, titled “Nissan e-4ORCE technology explained,” highlights the ways that e-4ORCE provides maximum smoothness and stability, empowering journeys through improved driving performance. (video: Nissan)
e-4ORCE is called the spiritual offspring of the Nissan GT-R’s ATTESSA E-TS torque-split system and the Nissan Patrol’s intelligent 4×4 system. Nissan says that when cornering on snow-covered roads, for example, Ariya can faithfully trace the driver’s intended line thanks to ultra-high-precision motor and brake control.
News source, photos and videos courtesy of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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