wgs1912 wrote:Nissan is already using electric asst. on versa and sentra and it is speed sensitive. Motor and control module mounted on steering column.
Same as Toyota most likely with a torque sensor on the column that dictates assist as well as a link to the speed sensor to reduce assist at a higher speed. I have "hacked" into one of these ECU units before, the motors are very efficient and use only a couple amps at times. The Toyota EPS on the Yaris has a nice tight feel at freeway speeds and feels much more European than American cars, I hop the Nissan is similar.