ADAPTIVE BRAKE extends the scope of ESP® to include a convenient Hill Start Assist feature and the HOLD function, which automatically prevents the vehicle from rolling forwards or backwards unintentionally from a stationary position.
ADAPTIVE BRAKE extends the scope of the familiar Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) to include Hill Start Assist and the HOLD function.
Braking is now even more safe and convenient – with ADAPTIVE BRAKE, which employs the ESP®-integrated control functions of the Antilock Brake System (ABS), Acceleration Skid Control (ASR) and BAS Brake Assist. With the aid of additional software components, new convenience- and safety-related features have been realised in the form of Hill Start Assist and the HOLD function.
The HOLD function is activated when the driver steps briefly on the brake again while the vehicle is stationary. The vehicle is then held at a standstill – preventing it from rolling unintentionally forward or backward – without the driver having to keep his foot on the brake pedal.
Hill Start Assist takes the worry out of uphill starts. It prevents the car from rolling back in the opposite direction to the engaged gear as the driver moves his foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal. This function comes into effect from a certain gradient.