MAN Truck & Bus
EBA (emergency brake assist) can prevent severe rear-end collisions at the end of a traffic jam, for example, or mitigate the consequences. It has been prescribed by law for all newly registered trucks and buses throughout Europe since November 2015. EBA uses radar-based traffic monitoring (ACC radar sensor) to detect any obstacles arising near the vehicle and their distance ahead. A three-stage warning is given if there is a risk of rear-end collision: visual, acoustic and haptic (a brief jerk on the brakes for moving and stopping obstacles). The new generation of automatic emergency brake assist from MAN uses both signals from the radar sensors and images from the multi-function camera to capture the area in front of the vehicle. This results in an even more reliable interpretation of complex traffic scenarios.
The EBA emergency brake assist will only implement a brake intervention if the driver is not responding and an accident would be unavoidable.