What is Advanced Emergency Brake System?
Advanced Emergency Braking System is one of the technologies used in the field of road safety, in 2015, some European countries have come up with common laws for using this system
The Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) is combined with FCW, which stands for Forward Collision Warning. Radar continuously measures if, in an emergency, there is enough room to prevent a collision with the vehicle in front. This system is one of the newest safety technologies used in today’s modern vehicles, which was first tested in heavy trucks and buses. The Advanced Emergency Braking System can detect cars or obstacles facing the vehicle, and if the driver does not respond in a timely manner, it can push the brake pedal and stop the vehicle. According to AEBS regulations the systems are designed as “emergency systems”. Unlike adaptive cruise control, the AEBS warning and braking cascade is usually only activated in critical situations which have the potential of an imminent accident. High effectiveness, including collision avoidance, can only be reached with high grip performance of the tire. If a vehicle with AEBS driving at high speed closes up on a vehicle driving in front at lower speed or being stationary, the first collision warning is provided at a larger distance than required by usual road traffic regulations. If there is less difference in speed, for instance in heavy traffic with high density of goods vehicles travelling on motorways, warning distances become very short. In this particular scenario the potential accident risk which may occur ahead of a preceding goods vehicle, cannot be detected by the driver (due to limited forward vision) nor by the AEBS sensors („ radar beam shadow “) in time to avoid the accident. Hence, keeping the safety distance remains the responsibility of the driver also in vehicles with AEBS. All advanced emergency braking systems allow the driver to override the AEBS braking functionality. Usually this is done by direction indicator, steering or braking action or by rapidly applying full pressure on the accelerator pedal (“ Kick down ”) during or shortly before the AEBS functionality cascade. Such actions may not only “override” the emergency braking phase but may even lead to a temporary “cancellation”. In addition, in accordance with the AEBS regulations vehicle, manufacturers offer the driver the option to manually deactivate and to reactivate AEBS functionality. As you can imagine, Advanced Emergency Braking System is not a simple technology, so today we see this system only in luxury and modern cars like DS cars. Of course, according to experts in this area, the emergency brake system is just a complementary system, and drivers should not neglect their driving situation by relying on this technology.
Why We Have To Using Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS)?
Advanced Emergency Braking System is one of the technologies used in the field of road safety, in 2015, some European countries have come up with common laws for using this system. Under these rules, all heavy vehicles, including buses and trucks, should use this technology to increase their road safety. According to news released, these laws are expected to apply to all cars in 2019; this indicates the importance of using the intelligent braking system on the road.