Continental Motorcycle Safety Technologies: Emergency Brake Assist
Welcome to part six of the Continental Motorcycle Safety Technologies series. In this series, we explore the latest motorcycle technologies to ensure safety in all riders and accomplish Vision Zero. Make sure to take a look at the other parts of the series.
Continental Motorcycle technologies are developed to support Continental’s worldwide safety campaign, Vision Zero. Vision Zero is Continental’s commitment to safety in both automobiles and motorcycles. Zero fatalities, zero injuries, zero accidents. It’s only the combination of advanced rider assistance systems and premium tires that puts drivers & riders in a position to actually benefit from top level safety out on the roads. Continental is the only company that can offer high-tech solutions in both product areas from a single source.
In this sixth post you will discover more about the Continental Motorcycle Emergency Brake Assist system. By its shorter reaction time, emergency brake systems can reduce the stopping distance significantly. This innovative system, can help avoid accidents and minimize consequences.
The ARAS™ function “ Emergency Brake Assist“ (EBA) detects critical traffic situations and ensures an optimum use of the available braking power. The EBA continuously monitors the area in front of the motorcycle to detect potential hazards. In case of an incoming rear-end accident, the rider will be alerted before the EBA applies active braking with a slight pre-brake pressure.
If the rider does not respond to the alert, the emergency brake assist starts to build up brake pressure autonomously. A necessary prerequisite for this is that the rider has both hands on the handlebar. The Emergency Brake Assist system is meant to avoid accidents by means of rider visual/audible alert, autonomous partial and full braking. The EBA function cascades the different warning and braking stages as well as the different levels of deceleration.
Features & Benefits
- Reduces most of the accidents happening due to the rider lack of awareness when a vehicle fails to give way and hazardous situations, such as approaching vehicles at high speeds.