Infiniti cars’ AWD technology is constantly monitoring details such as wheelspin, throttle position, and speed. During an ordinary situation, the system maintains 100% of its power to the rear wheels to improve weight balance and fuel efficiency, but can shift to changing terrains.
Aside from this, the AWD system is also designed to make Infiniti cars more responsive in emergency situations. According to Chris Fischer, Infiniti Vehicle Performance Development Manager, “The all-new Infiniti QX60 is really designed to encounter a wide variety of situations with its all-wheel-drive system. Whether it’s deep snow, sand… even packed snow where it’s a bit more slick.”
Once it detects unfavorable road conditions, the car will automatically divert up to 50% of its power to the front wheels. With this, it’s more likely to be able to withstand more difficult terrain and unstable road conditions, and works hard to supplement the driver’s active decision-making.
In a press release, Infiniti’s development team shared that its QX60 cars were cold-weather tested in Alaska, Northern Quebec, and Michigan to help hone in the AWD system’s adaptability. As well, it was also tested in desert conditions such as Death Valley, California, and Moab, Utah for sand and similarly challenging terrain.