In his speech to the Robert Bosch 55th International Automotive Press Conference, in Boxberg, Günther Plapp, Executive Vice President Development, ABS and Brakes Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, reviewed recent developments in electronic brake control systems. 'Brake-by-wire', using the electro-hydraulic brake (EHB) will be ready for series production soon and promises to raise braking comfort. Mr Plapp's speech is reproduced here.