Brake Assist / Emergency Brake Assist

How does it work?

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) is a system in modern vehicles that can help prevent collisions by automatically applying force to the brakes when you react to a traffic problem but don’t fully apply the brake pedal. If the system detects that the brake pedal is being used to achieve a sudden stop, it will push the pedal all the way to the floor to fully activate the anti-lock brakes, helping you come to a safe stop. EBA is different from Automatic Emergency Braking, which is a separate system that uses sensors to detect pedestrians and other obstacles in the road and automatically applies the brakes to avoid a collision or minimize damage. If you use EBA and your brake pedal doesn’t return to its normal position, turn on the engine and press and release the brakes a few times to reset it. Most vehicles built after 2010 have some version of EBA.

Brake Assist adds additional braking power to your car during emergency stops.

Drivers’ reaction times don’t always match how quickly they need to react to avoid a crash. If electronic braking assistance notices drivers slamming the brake pedal, it applies maximum force to the brakes to help make sure the car stops as quickly as possible.

Make sure to keep a safe following distance from vehicles ahead of you as you drive.

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