Most of you might not be very familiar with the term Emergency Brake Assist, which is the reason you are here, you might have heard this term in some car commercial or while shopping for a new car. Now the question comes, what is Emergency Brake assist? To describe it bluntly, it is an ADAS level 1 feature that in case of emergency you press the brakes but not all the way in which case this features kicks in to apply the remaining force needed to press the pedal all the way so that ABS could kick in and provide controlled braking.
How does Emergency Brake Assist work?
This feature has been built smart enough so that it can properly detect when the driver is panic braking, which can be in a scenario to avoid an accident. EBA utilizes a combination of sensors and ABS at the time when the driver panic brakes the vehicle, however, doesn’t apply full force to push the brake pedal to the fullest which might have resulted in the brakes not working at their full potential, but in this case, the EBA senses the sudden rate of brake application and applies the force needed to completely push the brake pedal all the way to provide full brake force in stopping the vehicle.
In addition to this EBA also activates the ABS of the vehicle so that while applying the brakes, the wheels do not get locked so that the driver does not lose his/her car’s control while doing so.
Advantages of an EBA equipped car
Emergency braking in an ideal condition depends on the capability of the driver and size of him or her, as bigger size will mean that the person will easily be able to apply full force to the pedal while a fragile male or a female would suffer in case.
However, studies have clearly shown that cars using an EBA system are far more likely to avoid accidents if brakes are applied than those without EBA. And when compared on the basis of stopping distance, a car equipped with EBA will stop at a less distance as compared to that of a car without it.
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