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The Electrical Parking Brake (Epb) as a New System for Increasing the DriverS Comfort in Future Vehicles
Published October 08, 1998 by Verlag Des Verein Deutscher Ingenieure GmbH in Germany
This paper presents the electrical parking brake system EPB which is currently being developed by ITT Automotive Europe. The total electrification of the conventional, purely mechanical parking brake leads to a significant simplification of the driver''s comfort and additionally represents a suitable way to provide an assistance system, that gives relief to the driver in case of parking, starting and maneuvering the vehicle. Beneath the system description the EPB system functionality will be shown. Possibilities of integration of higher driver assistance systems through extension of EPB to the active parking brake APB will be presented.