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There is a common feature where power brakes sense that you are in a panic stop and apply the brakes at maximum pressure. This was based on studies that drivers did not brake with full force in emergencies.

My question is: What is this feature called?

My class meets at 6:30PM Central Time Thursday and I'd like to include this in tonight's lecture.

Many thanks.
 

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Never heard of such a thing. That's not to say it doesn't exist but I've never heard of it.
In fact "full power" breaking is pretty much the opposite of what you want. -controlled- breaking is how you keep the car in hand.
 

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There is a common feature where power brakes sense that you are in a panic stop and apply the brakes at maximum pressure. This was based on studies that drivers did not brake with full force in emergencies.

My question is: What is this feature called?

My class meets at 6:30PM Central Time Thursday and I'd like to include this in tonight's lecture.

Many thanks.
I call it Emergency Brake Assist.
 

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Never heard of such a thing. That's not to say it doesn't exist but I've never heard of it.
In fact "full power" breaking is pretty much the opposite of what you want. -controlled- breaking is how you keep the car in hand.

It's just like Mike said. Studies have shown that people are not applying their brakes enough to even trigger the ABS, in a panic stop, so the system, if it detects an emergency braking situation, will boost your brakes until the ABS is engaged, if you don't do it yourself.
 

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Why in the world are people trying to avoid using their anti brake locks, I mean, antilock brakes? I find myself depending on them in inclement weather. Plus the day I need them for a panic stop even on dry pavement, I'm going to mash it to the floor then steer my way through. I've been to a marketing event where we got to drive CTS and CTS-Vs on a race course. One of GM we learned was how you could slam onto the brakes while doing an S maneuver to simulate avoiding an obstacle. Stabilitrak in this situation works wonderfully, even on a volt.
 

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The brake pedal has a sensor now and not a on/off switch. It would sense that there is more brake pedal travel along with the YAW/G force sensor, the brake system may react to help keep control of the car.
 

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Why in the world are people trying to avoid using their anti brake locks, I mean, antilock brakes? I find myself depending on them in inclement weather. Plus the day I need them for a panic stop even on dry pavement, I'm going to mash it to the floor then steer my way through. I've been to a marketing event where we got to drive CTS and CTS-Vs on a race course. One of GM we learned was how you could slam onto the brakes while doing an S maneuver to simulate avoiding an obstacle. Stabilitrak in this situation works wonderfully, even on a volt.
It's not that people are trying to avoid it, it's just they don't realize how hard you have to hit the brakes on dry pavement. In a panic, it's hard for you to concentrate on slamming down on the pedal.
I have no problem activating abs in the snow, but I've never had a reason to do it on dry pavement.

My mom's CR-V also has this feature.
 

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Yes, but the problem is with drivers of all kinds of vehicles, not just Volts. This could also be part of the reason that people who've never experienced manually-powered vehicles, etc., panic when their power-everything vehicle shuts off. They can't steer, they can't brake. They don't realize that they can but they need to use a lot more effort.
 
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