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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Uber said its automated collision avoidance systems will remain enabled during manual driving -- activating emergency braking when it detects a potential accident.
They would include the compulsory fitting to new cars of the latest autonomous safety systems such as advanced emergency braking, speed assistance and lane-keeping systems.
The XC60 mid-size premium SUV was the first car to come with automatic emergency braking as standard when it was launched in 2008, while every new Volvo model has been fitted with this life-saving technology since 2014.
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) uses radars and cameras to read the road ahead, while on-board computers analyse the data and can apply the brakes if it thinks the driver hasn't noticed a hazard.
Euro NCAP's findings state: "Tests of the autonomous emergency braking system at highway speeds demonstrated good performance, with collisions avoided or mitigated in all tests.
At the first sign of danger, the driver gets a visual and audible warning and if no avoiding action is detected, emergency braking is applied bringing the car to a stop a good metre before any impact.
I can't see an alternative to friction for (extreme) emergency braking, so perhaps this will open the door for a radical rethink of automotive friction braking technology with the design objective to provide the capacity for only one extreme duty emergency braking intervention.
At the first sign of danger the driver gets a visual and audible warning and if no avoiding action is detected, emergency braking is applied bringing the car to a stop a good metre before any impact.
Step up to the Acenta model and another PS1,700 or so nets you added extras like Forward Emergency Braking, automatic lights and wipers and Nissan's ingenious i-Key system.
A central element in the Audi Q7 is the standard Audi pre sense city, a predictive warning and emergency braking system for accident avoidance and the protection of pedestrians.
The Thatcham Research Centre, located west of London, says that the automated emergency braking system on Volkswagen Golfs sold since January 2013 have produced a significant decline in serious accidents.

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