Mitsubishi is always looking forward, developing new technologies for their vehicles to push the automotive industry further. From wheels to engine to safety technology and more, there isn’t a section of a vehicle Mitsubishi isn’t content with letting remain as is. Technological innovation is at the forefront of Mitsubishi engineering, another aspect that sets them apart from competing brands—and always at the precipice of change. Explore with us some of these engineering milestones at West Side Mitsubishi, your top Edmonton Mitsubishi dealer!
Mitsubishi Wheel Control Technology
Wheels are, obviously, one of the prime features on a vehicle and greatly affect both ride comfort and safety. With the All-Wheel Control (AWC) system developed by Mitsubishi, the brand created wheels that interacted with the road underneath like never before. The system monitors the situation beneath the vehicle’s tires and transfers power to the wheels that need it most, whether due to snow, ice, or any other impediment to smooth driving. The system was later updated to include Super All-Wheel Control, with four modes of control: NORMAL, SNOW, LOCK and AWC ECO, providing both better control and efficiency.
Mitsubishi Engine Technology
For all the engine technology and energy that flows through a vehicle, Mitsubishi has made several in-roads toward advancing the technology of that realm. Mitsubishi developed its MIVEC engine technology, short for Mitsubshi’s Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control system, which offers controlled valve timing at specific speeds for the best in both power and efficiency. MIEV technology (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) was created as a system that managed consistent energy throughout the vehicle from its regenerative brakes, regulating the battery and making the vehicle as green as possible. Up from the engine, the INVECS Adaptive Shift Control software was another key Mitsubishi development, a shifter that learns your driving habits and adapts to best suit your experience on the road.
Mitsubishi Safety Technology
One of the most important safety technologies developed by Mitsubishi is Active Stability and Traction Control. This system helps control the vehicle in tough driving conditions as well as emergencies. To do this, it uses sensors that monitor the traction around the vehicle, alerting the system as a whole, when need be, when action needs to be taken. It then works in concert with the anti-lock brakes to combat slipping and sliding by applying the brakes on the wheels that need help to keep the vehicle going in the direction needed.