Ohkubo, N., Matsushita, S., Ueno, M., Akamine, K. et al., "Application of Electric Servo Brake System to Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr. Syst. 6(1):255-260, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-0697.
An electric servo brake system applied for use on electric vehicles was applied for use on plug-in hybrid vehicles in order to achieve fuel-savings together with good brake feel and enhanced operability for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The electric servo brake system is made up of highly accurate braking pressure control that functions cooperatively with regenerative brakes together with a structure in which pedal force is not influenced by braking pressure control. The configuration of these components enabled good braking feel even when the power train was being switched from one drive mode to another. Automated pressurization functions that are intended for plug-in hybrid vehicles and that operate with electric servo brake systems were also developed. These developed functions include stall cooperative control that functions cooperatively with the power train, regenerative coordinate adaptive cruise control, and hill-start assist. The application of these automated pressurization functions enabled the reduction of fuel consumption and enhancement of operability.