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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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WhatCar? Reviews the Nissan Leaf

WhatCar? just released their video review of the new Nissan Leaf. Did not realize that the Leaf is substantially faster off the line, than both of its key rivals. Their real world test found that the Leaf only delivered around 108 miles of range in colder winter weather. Luckily it looks like its capable of getting a full charge in only 40 minutes at a designated supercharger station.
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Seeing as how so many people are buying the new Leaf, hopefully we can get some official real world range numbers in the coming weeks. Not too happy to see figures that are similar to the original model. The standard tech is certainly helping to elevate it above rivals.
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A little surprised that they didn't really go through any of the tech and drive assist features in the new Leaf. I have heard that regenerative braking can be quite obtrusive, and I wonder if that's made more severe in the "B" mode.
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Anyone who's driven an electric before will be quite used to the braking sensation. In fact, the Leafs new E-Pedal mode, will allow to do most of your driving without having to use the brake at all. The car decelerates more quickly on its own than a conventional automatic, and will come to a complete stop.
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Yeah the one pedal mode does look pretty neat, and it should make inner city driving much more bearable. Paired with all the drive assist tech in the Leaf, you really get the sense that Nissan is putting things in place to transition to full autonomy.
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Yeah the one pedal mode does look pretty neat, and it should make inner city driving much more bearable. Paired with all the drive assist tech in the Leaf, you really get the sense that Nissan is putting things in place to transition to full autonomy.
That essentially what all these assistive features are all about even in non-EV's, beta testing on a miro level.
Even more surprising is that back in the early 2000's adaptive cruise control was a thing, but very limited.
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I think all of these autonomous systems would benefit from adopting some of the features found in Cadillac's SuperCruise system. Most importantly, the need to keep your eyes on the road in order for it to remain operational. Seen far too many people abusing Tesla's Autopilot and now they are even selling the Autopilot "buddy" that serves as a workaround for keeping your hands on the wheel.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-23-2018, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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I agree that Cadillac was smart to put more restrictions on their system in an effort to prevent abuse. With the amount of Tesla crashes we're seeing as of late, its becoming more and more obvious that Tesla owners are putting too much faith in Autopilot.
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