What are the advantages of EBS support

Electronic systems

In the EU it is estimated that equipping all trucks and coaches with electronic systems would mean 500 fewer accidental deaths and 2,500 fewer serious injuries per year. Knorr-Bremse is driving the development of active and passive driver assistance systems and is thus making a significant contribution to increasing road safety. The product range in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčelectronic systems ranges from the legally prescribed anti-lock braking system (ABS) to the electronic braking system (EBS) to the electronic stability program (ESP) and adaptive cruise control (ACC).


ABS (anti-lock braking system) prevents the wheels from locking when braking, while ASR (traction control) ensures that the wheels on the drive axle do not spin when accelerating, thus ensuring optimal traction in every road condition. As a pioneer in the development of ABS systems for commercial vehicles, Knorr-Bremse offers ABS and ASR systems for all types of air-braked vehicles and trailers.


TEBS G2 Electronic braking system for trailers

EBS (Electronic Brake System) integrates the basic functions of brake control, ABS and ASR in one electronic system. The advantages of an electronic control over a conventional pneumatic one are shorter response times and braking distances - and thus increased safety on the road. The electronic braking system EBS has additional functions such as wear control, retarder blending and coupling force control (CFC), a system that optimally coordinates the braking performance of the trailer with that of the towing vehicle when braking a vehicle combination. Knorr-Bremse offers EBS and CFC for all types of vehicles - including trailers.


The extension of the EBS by ESP (electronic stability program) brings about the automatic stabilization of the vehicle in critical driving situations and thus also a considerable reduction of the risk of tipping over and skidding. With ESP, the direction and speed of the entire train are automatically corrected in dangerous situations. Through selective interventions on individual wheel brakes and in engine management, the ESP offers the driver automatic support in critical situations.

Knorr-Bremse was the first provider in the world to develop an ESP system for trailer combination, so-called articulated trains. The technical challenge: unlike an articulated truck, an articulated truck with a trailer coupling and turntable has two articulated joints. These additional degrees of freedom ensure a multiple of differently effective forces that must be taken into account in the ESP control.


The electronic level control (ELC) offers the main functions of level control, level adjustment and lifting axle control for vehicles with air suspension by means of an electronic control system. This development can be used, for example, to lower the level of buses. This makes it easier for children, elderly and disabled people in particular to get in and out.


To relieve the driver of the vehicle when driving in convoy, Knorr-Bremse offers Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which automatically maintains the correct distance from the vehicle in front depending on the speed at which the vehicle is traveling. The adaptive cruise control can prevent rear-end collisions. In addition, this technology enables effective road utilization.

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