How this technology works
Brake assist systems reduce the force required to apply the brakes fully. It monitors brake pedal pressure to automatically sense emergency braking. It then boosts brake pressure to levels beyond those of the driver's pedal and more quickly to shorten stopping distances. This can prevent a crash or reduce the crash impact.
System is on when you turn on the engine.
Other names for this technology
- Dynamic Brake Support
Things for drivers to keep in mind
- Effective braking also depends on road conditions and having a well-maintained brake system and tires
- Drivers are encouraged to read the owner's manual to become familiar with the system, including its capabilities and limitations.
A car with brake assist stops in a shorter distance than a car without brake assist because of increased, quicker brake pressure.