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emergency brake

[ə′mər·jən·sē ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake that can be set by hand and, once set, continues to hold until released; used as a parking brake in an automobile.
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Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection uses a forward-facing stereo camera to determine if a collision is imminent -- full braking is triggered automatically to avoid collisions altogether, or to mitigate the effects
Z ADVANCED The SsangYong Tivoli now has automatic emergency braking and a high beam assist system
Such an emergency (friction) brake could be based on a fully enclosed friction pair which has to be able to operate at the extreme high temperatures generated during the emergency braking intervention.
According to Thatcham Research (the motor insurers' automotive research centre and respected experts in safety, security and crash repair) autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are 'probably the most significant development in vehicle safety since the seat belt' and have the potential to save more than 100 lives and 120,000 casualties over the next ten years.
The top-of-the-range Tekna, priced from PS21,695, includes Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning.
The system on the Golf is adaptive cruise control, which has a radar-based distance monitoring system and city emergency braking added to its standard cruise control.
Reportedly, tests have proved that the Torricelli brake, a vacuum induced plate below a vehicle which sucks down into the track during emergency braking situation, decreases braking distances up to 40% in speeds up to 70 kph.
The city emergency braking function is also part of Front Assist and operates at speeds below approximately 18mph.
Mr Holmes applied emergency braking, and the motorcycle skidded and went onto its side and hit the front wheel of the defendant's BMW and then slid to the kerb.
Vision Zero includes features like Park Assist 3, Remote control parking via the smartphone, Trailer Assist, Area View (2nd generation), Emergency Assist, Construction site assistant, Blind Spot Monitor, CAR2X safety, City Emergency Braking and the PreCrash occupant protection system.
Euro NCAP has also announced a pair of Advanced awards for emergency braking systems - the forward collision mitigation set-up available on the Mitsubishi Outlander, and the city brake control available as an option on the Fiat Panda and Fiat 500L.
Other Hondas at the show will include the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Insight and CR-Z hybrids and the UK-built CR-V SUV which is fitted with an automatic emergency braking system.

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