Electric parking brakes: Making handbrakes feel outdated

AutotechInsight Analysis Monthly

S&P Global Mobility forecasts strong demand for electric parking brakes will continue due to megatrends, such as vehicle electrification, safety advancements and innovation for a superior driving experience.

Introduction: The transition to electric parking brakes (EPBs) from conventional cable-operated mechanisms represents a significant advancement in automotive technology. Electric brakes not only effectively immobilize parked vehicles, but also introduce additional functionalities, including hill start assist and hill hold, thereby enhancing both safety and convenience for drivers. Furthermore, they adhere to stringent safety standards, such as ISO 26262 and require less frequent maintenance compared to their mechanical counterparts.

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