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Trickle Down Technology

Posted October 6, 2019 8:19 AM

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throttle pedal brakes the car in a very controlled way, using regenerative and sometimes friction brakes. With practice, a driver can go for a fairly long time without touching the brake pedal.

Another system, similar to those found in self-driving vehicles, can steer the car to keep it in the center of the lane using a camera and radar. It literally watches the lane markers and, of course, doesn't work well in snow that obliterates those markers. But the technology is impressive and can greatly reduce fatigue on long trips.

In fact, much of this technology has "trickled down" from research on autonomous vehicles, such as adaptive cruise control that slows down your vehicle (even to a stop) if the vehicle in front of you decelerates or stops. And we can expect these features will eventually find their way into all price levels of vehicles if the past is any indication.

There was a time anti-lock brakes were only found on premium vehicles; now they are on nearly all new vehicles. Traction and stability control are also prevalent, helping drivers reduce slippage and maintain control, thanks to computers.

With SUVs and trucks so popular, rear backup cameras help drivers see behind their tall back ends, reducing injuries, deaths and property damage. Bumper sensors and cameras allow drivers to be visually and aurally aware of their surroundings with 360° protection.

Many of these features improve our vehicle's safety and efficiency, and we can expect new technologies to crop up in the future. But just like the mechanical systems in your vehicle, it's important to maintain the electronic and computerized systems. Technicians at American Brake Centers Inc. constantly train to keep up on these latest developments. Make sure all your vehicle's components are maintained in top condition.

American Brake Centers Inc.
3435 Bashford Ave Ct.
Louisville, KY 40218
502-459-0355
http://www.americanbrakecenters.biz



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-Kourtnee Jones

This was our third visit to American Brake for our Nissan. We have been thoroughly impressed with the efficient and knowledgeable service combined with very competitive pricing. We will be back with all of our vehicles. Thanks to Scott and his crew.


-Anita Smith

Scott worked with me & made the whole process less stressful then it was! Great service, very informative & gets your car back to you in a very timely manner. Recommend to anyone!!! A+!


-angel deck

Very very competitive brake work. Manager is thorough and knowledgeable. Will return when I need additional brake work. Update to previous brake review:. Had some additional suspension work performed today and was completely satisfied with price, performance, and service. Will make sure family and friends are aware of this facility!


-mark smith

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-courtney Johnson

Scott and the guys at American Brake are awesome. I have been going there for a few years now and they do great work and are honest. That's what keeps me going back!


-Tammy Carter

This guy took a car that was bordering street legality and not only made it work like new, but also did so at an extremely fair price. When other shops were quoting thousands of dollars, he said $600. When the repair needed a component that he hadn't foreseen to tell me about, he added it for only the cost of the part, not adding the cost of labor. This shop is worth your time, money, and trust.


-Logan H.

They are very helpful and they replaced my brakes quickly. He even changed my oil for free. I would highly recommend this place for both the price and the quality of service.


-Marissa E.

Great service and trustworthy. I've used them for nearly 20 years with no issues.


-Rondale B.

Scott and his team provide honest and professional services at a fair price.


-Doug M.

They will take care of you as your family would. Skilled and compassionate owner and the people who work there. Two thumbs up!


-Aida A

Very pleased with the service and price. Scott, Mark, and Tom were all very knowledgeable. They fixed the problem I had, and didn't try to sell me other stuff that I didn't need. I would definitely recommend them!


-Allison B.

It's nice to take your vehicle here and know that they aren't going to sell you unneeded parts or services. They perform honest, affordable work, in a timely manner. They will continue to receive my business.


-Kyle W.

Have dealt with them several times, each time they have done honest an excellent work. Highly recommend.


-Kimberly R.

Always thorough timely service with reasonable rates. And Bill is the best!


-Rachel F.

Been using this place for many years now, have never been disappointed. Great mechanics who always do honest work. Would recommend to anyone, call and set up appointment with Scott. The only place I trust to work on my vehicles!


-Nathan R.

Bill and his crew go above and beyond to get it right. Been a customer for years and will keep going back. Service they way you expect it to be! Highly recommended.


-Mike F.

Extremely helpful and definitely the most affordable compared to other quotes I got before using their services. Total was hundreds less than expected and car is running perfectly!


-Your Choice Concierge

Being a female and not knowing much about car mechanics, it is so important for me to be assured that my car is in good hands with mechanics I trust. The guys are never pushing and always call me before any work is done to my vehicle and let me know how much it will cost and what is being done. I highly recommend American Brake on Bashford Ave. Ct. Great bunch of guys!


-Theresa B.
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