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Brembo is apparently developing a new braking system that can be applied to EVs. Supposedly it could be used in a production car by 2024.


The advantage of Sensify is the ability to independently manage the brake force at each wheel based on the traction at that wheel and the momentum of the vehicle. Brembo showed data slides showing recorded computer readouts to further display Sensify’s capability. While images of the slides are confidential, they show how each brake actuator is working in concert to deliver smooth braking performance. Even though this system doesn’t use hydraulic fluid to deliver pressure to the friction material, there is still a small master cylinder of fluid and physical brake lines to the front calipers. It acts as a failsafe in the event of any computer failures. This redundancy is developed to meet the needs of Level 5 autonomous driving, which is the highest level of driverless cars.

At the proving grounds is a static display setup of the dry system. A brake computer is at each axle and electronic actuators are at each wheel to control the calipers and rotors. The brake pedal mechanism looks more like something for a video game or racing simulator. The use of this “virtual” brake pedal allows Brembo to create a customized brake pedal feel based on driver preferences, vehicle drive modes, and even safety/road conditions.

Overall, Brembo says that the development of Sensify is to create a pioneering braking system. One that will deliver next-generation braking performance while maximizing driving pleasure and precision. While representatives won’t give specifics, they do say Brembo is currently working with “numerous OEMs,”. Sensify is expected to be used on a production vehicle by the end of 2024.


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I like how much it aims to not have the wheels lock up during hard braking.
"The first emergency stop — and every stop thereafter — we made in the Sensify car was almost serene. Going from 0-100% brake pedal pressure in a car with traditional brakes always results in some tire screeching, ABS racket and maybe a little drifting to one side or the other as you try to bring the car to a halt. With Sensify, Brembo’s sensors aim to keep brake pressure at the point where you’re using as much grip as the tires can afford you, without locking the wheels up for even a fraction of a second. You’re simply hauled down from highway speeds to 0 mph like you’re going for a leisurely stroll. When Brembo showed us the computer data afterwards, the brake pressure graphs didn't lie. Instead of constantly micro-adjusting brake pressure like an ABS panic stop would induce, brake pressure in the Sensify car was even and consistent from the beginning to the end of the stop. This was the case on both dry and wet pavement."
 
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