Brake assist systems, more commonly marketed as emergency braking are an important safety feature that is found on several cars today. The terminology is commonly used to showcase the safety prowess of a particular vehicle. But what is Brake Assist, and how safe does it make your car? We explain.
Brakes are becoming more powerful and stopping distances of vehicles are reducing with every passing day. This however, is not just because of the improved mechanical parts, but because of clever technological aids like emergency braking.
Most cars on sale today come with ABS as standard and this by itself makes emergency braking easier and safer. Brake assist builds up on the ABS technology and utilises the ABS unit and sensors to maximise braking force.