Tell the difference

Discussion in 'Parts Information' started by alcatraz, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. alcatraz

    alcatraz New Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Guys tell me the difference between Brake Assist,ABS,Traction Control,EBD,EBS :confused:
  2. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Assisted Brakes - You don't need to stand on the brake pedal to stop the Car, hydraulic & Booster provides additional pressure.
    ( Almost all new Cars have this)

    EBD - Integrated with ABS system to distribute braking force to wheels depending on road conditions.

    ABS - Prevents wheels from locking under hard braking offering more control and shorter braking distance.
    (standard on mid-high end Cars, optional on low end Cars)

    Traction Control - Helpful in slippery conditions by preventing wheel slip.
    (usually available on high end or off road vehicles)

    EBS - not sure but i guess its a secondary braking system using electromagnetism, Kinetic energy is converted into electric energy and used to charge the battery.
  3. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    EBS is used in large eighteen wheelers or trucks since assisted brakes require a reservoir at a designated interval, although pnuematic systems were and are still in use, isolating failure in a pneumatic pressure system is troublesome aspect(it can take days to isolate a leak in the pressure lines), since abs and ebd are becoming increasingly popular, it makes more sense to integrate them with electrically actuated braking systems...

    to add a lil more detail to Dhillon's Description
    EBD: ensure that maximum braking force is applied without any particular wheel breaking traction.
    ABS:comes under play under severe braking condition and is electronically controlled
    Traction control:comes under play when accelerating, if the wheel speed sensor detects slipping of a particular wheel it applies brakes to that particular wheel to prevent loss of traction(you won't like this if you want to have fun :p)

Share This Page