Accident statistics show that in 1999 alone, 493,527 accidents in Germany were caused by driver error. Many accidents caused by ignoring right-of-way, driving on the wrong side of the road, inappropriate speed, insufficient distance from other vehicles and so on might have been prevented had the vehicles been able to brake faster.
What does this mean?
Studies have shown that many drivers do not apply the brakes sufficiently in emergency situations due to lack of experience. That means that the greatest possible braking effect is not attained because the drivers did not press the brake pedal hard enough.
Therefore, the brake assist system was developed to support the driver in critical braking situations.
This Self-Study Programme explains the design and function of new developments.
The contents are not updated.
Please always refer to the relevant Service Literature for current inspection, adjustment and repair instructions.
The hydraulic brake assist system
- Design, comparison and function
- Electrical components
- Functional diagram
The mechanical brake assist system
- Design and function
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