Volvo has been innovating and updating their brake technology since the automotive industry’s beginnings. Every year, the company works to develop safer, more efficient braking systems. Their latest braking technology is designed to help drivers and passengers remain safe, no matter the driving situation.
The newest Volvo brake technology is designed to reduce the amount of energy required to safely stop a vehicle. With the combination of upgraded brake systems, optimized braking applications, and improved capabilities with the integrated chassis control systems, Volvo brake technology is designed to offer a higher level of performance in any conditions.
Volvo brake technology includes an efficient version of an anti-lock braking system, known as Electronic Brake Distribution or EBD. EBD works by controlling the total amount of brake force on each wheel, ensuring maximum braking performance.
For added safety, the system is supplemented with Advanced Stability Control (ASC). ASC works to optimize the braking system by electronically distributing the braking force between all four wheels; this significantly reduces the risk of skidding or slipping, especially in wet or icy conditions.
Other features include Volvo’s new Corner Traction Control (CTC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Fading Brake Support (FBS), and Automatic Brake Differential (ABD). CTC works to reduce the forces felt when going around a corner by adjusting the brake application on the inside wheels. HDC prevents vehicles from rolling backwards when going down steep inclines. FBS is designed to keep the brakes from fading, while ABD helps to maintain the balance of braking forces among all four wheels.
Volvo’s goal is to make their vehicles as safe as possible, which is why they are constantly innovating and upgrading their brake technology. They will continue to develop more efficient braking systems in order to guarantee the safety and enjoyment of their drivers.