Brake systems are one of the most important safety aspects in vehicles.
Today brake systems fulfil more than “just” the task of bringing a vehicle to a stop. They also can generate energy through recuperation, reduce CO2 emissions through intelligent driving and braking, and protect people’s lives by reducing braking distance even under adverse environmental conditions and in the case of inatentive driving. Here you will find some key components that will make driving a car more pleasant and, above all, safer.
The MK C1® EVO is Continental’s next evolutionary step of its brake by wire brake systems. The robust design continues the approach of an innovative simulator brake system MK C1®, in production as since 2016, by keeping the high system performance while reducing the costs and power consumption.
Electric Parking Brake
The original mechanically operated parking brake is being replaced more and more by an electric variant, which has clear advantages in terms of comfort, safety and integration into the vehicle system. The elimination of the hand brake lever also gives the interior design greater flexibility.
Instead of manual application via a hand brake lever and floor pull, the electric version generates the clamp force by an actuator, which in the case of the EPB-Ci is sitting directly on the disk brake caliper. The driver gives the command to activate the parking brake via a switch in the interior.
Instead of manual activation via hand brake lever and floor pull, the electric version generates the clamp force by an actuator that, in the case of EPB-Si, sits directly on the back plate of the drum brake. The driver gives the command to activate the parking brake via a switch in the interior.
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