Hyundai Mobis, South Korea's largest auto parts maker, said November 22 that it had succeeded in developing “Integrated Mobis Electronic Brake (iMEB),” an integrated regenerative braking system for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Its regenerative braking system is a kinetic energy recovery mechanism which converts a vehicle’s kinetic energy that was propelling it forward into electricity every time the driver steps on the brake pedal, so that it can be used to recharge the car’s battery.
It can cut energy loss by nearly 70 percent compared to conventional braking systems, according to the auto parts maker.
Compared to internal combustion engine vehicles, hybrid cars can improve their mileage by as much as 40 percent by using regenerative braking systems.
While the existing regenerative braking system has its pressure supplier separated from the pressure controller, Hyundai Mobis’s iMEB has successfully integrated the pressure supplier and controller into one electronic system, thereby reducing production costs and weight by more than 30 percent.
“German auto parts maker Continental has been the world’s first and only company to develop a regenerative braking system. We became the second regenerative braking system developer in the world. We’ve already filed 109 patent applications in and outside South Korea,” Hyundai Mobis said.