KNORR-BREMSE Category: Commercial Vehicles
Year: 2017

Electronic Systems

It is estimated that, in the European Community, the equipping of all trucks and buses/coaches with electronic systems would result in 500 fewer deaths and 2,500 fewer injuries due to road accidents per year. Knorr-Bremse is pressing ahead with the development of active and passive driver assistance systems and is thereby making a significant contribution to increasing safety on the roads. The product program in the area of electronic systems ranges from legally required ABS (anti-lock braking systems), through EBS (electronic braking systems) to ESP (electronic stability program) and ACC (adaptive cruise control).


ABS prevents locking of the wheels when braking, while ASR (traction control system TCS) ensures that, when accelerating, the wheels on the drive axle do not spin, thereby ensuring optimal traction in all driving conditions. As a pioneer in the development of ABS systems for commercial vehicles, Knorr-Bremse provides ABS and ASR systems for all vehicles types and trailers with air braking.


TEBS G2 Electronic Braking System for Trailers

EBS integrates the basic functions of braking control, ABS and ASR, into one electronic system. The advantages of electronic control over conventional pneumatic control are shorter response time and braking distance – resulting in increased road safety. The electronic braking system (EBS) has additional functions such as control of wear, downhill cruise control and Coupling Force Control (CFC), a system that distributes optimal braking power between a tractor vehicle and semi trailer. Knorr-Bremse offers EBS and CFC for all vehicle types, including trailers.