ADAS Braking Technology
This category includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), and adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems. AEB systems detect when a truck is in danger of striking the vehicle in front of it and braking automatically if needed. ACC helps with acceleration and/or braking to maintain a prescribed distance between it and the vehicle in front. Some systems can come to a stop and continue. While not required for ADAS, air disc brakes (ADBs) are foundation brake systems that use calipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc or rotor (instead of using shoes to apply pressure against a drum in traditional drum brakes) to create friction needed to stop the vehicle. They can offer improved brake performance in certain applications — check with your vehicle and/or component manufacturer to determine whether ADBs or drum brakes are best for your application.