Studies show that, in the event of emergency, less than 30% of drivers fully use the braking capacities of their car.
Out of fear of wheel locking, they apply insufficient pressure to the pedal at the start of braking. Emergency Brake Assist compensates for this reluctance by demanding the maximum from the hydraulic system resources at the start of braking.
When they are confronted with an emergency braking situation, most drivers do not dare to press hard enough on the break pedal for fear of blocking the wheels.
In addition, drivers frequently have a tendency to release the pressure on the pedal prematurely, well before the car has sufficiently slowed down. Both these points considerable lengthen the car’s braking distances. The Emergency Brake Assist system is designed to compensate for them.
This complement to the ABS system detects emergency braking and then acts on the hydraulic system to increase its effectiveness by applying maximum pressure to the brakes at the start of braking.