Not to be outdone by its fellow carmakers at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show that opened Wednesday, Honda is putting its faith in three high-tech features in its future models. Demonstrated with the Fit EV and SH-AWD test vehicles, Honda has shown a reinvention of regenerative braking, introduced a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for the first time in its vehicles, and an all-wheel drive system that uses electric motors to power the rear wheels. Regenerative Braking The concept of regenerative braking is nothing new - it's been a feature of fuel-efficient vehicles since the first hybrids in...
Mazda Spawns World's First Capacitor Brake-Regeneration Tech
With the stunning Mazda Takeri concept car due at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show beginning Wednesday, the company will pioneer a piece of technology that improves the fuel economy of its cars by 10 percent. Known as i-ELOOP, it uses a capacitor as part of its regenerative braking system, for the first...Antony Ingram