ABS is an active safety system which can help a driver avoid obstacles and a collision during heavy braking or while braking on slippery road surfaces.
ABS prevents the wheels from locking up under heavy braking or while braking on slippery road surfaces, thereby allowing the driver to maintain steering control and steer around potential obstructions and/or avoid collisions.
[Vehicles Equipped with ABS]
Wheels are not locked up under braking on a slippery road surface, and it is possible to steer around obstructions.
[Vehicles not Equipped with ABS]
Wheels are locked up under braking on a slippery road surface, and it is not possible to steer around obstructions.
ABS can help a driver prevent unsafe situations while braking, but is never a substitute for safe driving. ABS does not always reduce stopping distances - the distance from the start of braking to the point where the vehicle stops completely. Stopping distance can be influenced by many factors including road surface conditions and friction between the tires and the road surface.
This system can help providing greater brake force by
assisting brake pedal actuation during emergency braking.
With EDB, distribution of braking forces between front and rear wheels are optimized and maximum braking force is ensured regardless of load conditions. For example, when multiple passengers are carried in the vehicle, the load on the rear wheels is increased. During emergency braking with multiple passengers, EBD recognizes this condition and increases the brake force on the rear wheels. Brake effectiveness is increased compared to non-EBD vehicles.