Brembo says it has 'reaffirmed its position at the cutting edge of innovation in BbW (brake-by-wire) braking systems'. The group is introducing the latest version of the system, which has been developed over the past few years and has reached braking performance on par with cars equipped with traditional systems.

With this system, Brembo says it is attaining a time-to-lock (TTL) response of up to 100 milliseconds, compared to 300-500 with traditional versions. Performance like this enables a greater response in autonomous braking, which is in line with current market demands, it says.

Brembo claims lead times for the system, meaning the final tuning of the vehicle, have become decidedly quicker, arriving within a few weeks at the most. This allows for a drastic reduction in the system development time, which up to now required several months.

These characteristics are going to be integrated with the features of the Brembo BbW system, including its integration with the functionality and architecture of the ADAS systems, variable and adjustable brake sensitivity for the driver, and a parking brake integrated with the rear calliper.

Brembo also maintains that the use of brake-by-wire also enables a savings in CO2 emissions, and is a more powerful system due to regenerative braking, zero motoring torque, and optimisation of energy consumption since it is an on-demand system.

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