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.