Brakes India with JV partner ZF announced the production of the first Electric Park Brake (EPB) system with a global OEM, marking the first launch of its kind for the Indian market.
EPB is part of an ongoing commitment of the company to help enhance overall brake system performance, driver safety and comfort. In addition to providing park brake functionality, EPB is a fully integrated part of the brake system with features such as dynamic actuation, brake pad wear sensing and reduced degradation associated with mechanical systems. The EPB also helps in enhancing safety in emergency situations with full-four wheel anti-lock functionality versus standard park brake which provides emergency park brake on the rear axle only.
Manfred Meyer, Global Vice President, Braking Engineering for ZF commented, “We were the first to market globally with our EPB system in 2001 which pioneered in Lancia, Audi, VW and more recently on the BMW X4 and BMW i8, Jeep Renagade, Fiat 500X, Ford 150, Honda Accord, Nissan Qashqai, Range Rover Evoque and more. We have now produced more than 90 million units and are the world leaders in this technology. With our vast experience and global footprint, we are ideally positioned to bring the performance and safety benefits of EPB to all vehicles in all the regions.”