Nissan’s hot ramen serving counter demonstrates no-lurch braking tech in Japanese style

Nissan e-4ORCE Ramen Counter demonstrates the advanced technology set to make the Ariya crossover smooth and comfortable while braking in city traffic.

While driving at good speeds down the city road you need to stop for the red light, the cranky feeling of motion inside the car when the brakes are hit is not very pleasant. The passengers tilt abruptly forward and then backward as the vehicle comes to a standstill. Nissan wants to get over this irk of driving with their e-4ORCE twin motor all-wheel control technology to smoothly manage the braking performance. The tech is all set to debut in the 2023 Ariya electric crossover later this year, but for now, the Japanese automotive giant wants to show off this technology in its unique style.

Designer: Nissan

To demonstrate the level of comfort passengers and the driver will experience while braking, they’ve created an all-electric ramen robot server tray on wheels. Yes, the lip-smacking Japanese noodles served in a bowl are loaded on the miniature drivetrain with the tray on top, replicating the Ariya’s chassis. In the entertaining video released by Nissan, the motorized custom-built server tray delivers the hot bowl of ramen noodles to eager Japanese foodies sitting at the counter. Watch as the chef pours the delicacy into the bowl and places it on top of the tray which then smoothly rides on the countertop.

The absolute smoothness and stability of the technology ensure not even a single drop of the tasty staple is spilled. That’s exactly how the Ariya is going to come to a standstill under braking. According to Ryozo Hiraku, expert leader of Nissan’s powertrain and EV engineering division, the regenerative braking is managed on each of the axles to drastically reduce the pinch and dive. He added; “by taking advantage of e-4ORCE’s precise motor control response, we’re able to control vehicle motion as soon as the brakes are applied, giving all occupants – especially passengers – a stable, smooth ride.”

Nissan Ariya is currently up for reservation in the US at a starting price tag of $45,950 for the single motor trim. The AWD system-equipped version dubbed Platinum+ e-4ORCE will sell for $58,950.