hand brake

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hand brake

[′hand ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A manually operated brake.
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Further advantages include freeing up interior cabin space through the elimination of levers or foot pedals used to engage mechanical park brakes as well as the brake cabling -- all replaced by a simple button or switch and electronic wiring.
This venture means we will be able to give our customers the best park brake system, no matter where they're located in the world.
Its smaller package becomes even more attractive as vehicle manufacturers continue to requisition vehicle space for new features and options and it can significantly reduce weight when compared to conventional park brake systems.
TRW continues to be a global leader in Electric Park Brake technology with more than 25 million units on world roadways.
TRW is in a unique position to combine its market-leading expertise in electric park brake technology with our drum-in-hat rear brakes where we hold a market leadership position in North America," said Josef Pickenhahn, vice president, braking engineering for TRW.
The eDIH system, along with other TRW electric park brakes, eliminate the need for hand levers or foot pedals in the cabin interior to engage the park brake.
The plant's general manager, Terry Larcombe, commented: "We are proud of the developments within the LVLB site and relish the opportunity of localizing TRW's state-of-the-art electronic park brake for the Chinese market.
The industry's first fully electric park brake was introduced by the company in 2002 and is also featured on Audi models such as the A6 and the A8 built in Europe.
Vehicle improvements - a reduction in overall mass; a simplified rear rotor on some vehicles; the use of a single park brake system for different vehicle models.
Unlike traditional parking brakes, the DURA Electronic Park Brake locates the brake actuator remotely and interfaces with a small interior switch to activate the system.
Dura Automotive, a privately-held company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of park brake systems, shifter systems, automotive cables and latches.
Driver information system -- provides digital readout (English/ metric) for date, trip functions, oil life index, transmission fluid life index; plus visual and chime warnings for low brake fluid, low oil pressure, check oil level, change oil soon, change oil now, change transmission fluid soon, change transmission fluid now, hot/stop engine, hot/reduce engine rpm, engine hot/A/C off, A/C off/overheated, low engine coolant, check charge system, low fuel, low washer fluid, low A/C refrigerant, air bag problem, door ajar, park brake set, turn signal on, PASS-Key system default, clean key -- wait 3 minutes, confirm time and date