Bendix Prepares for Electronic Braking Transition

Bendix said it is preparing for a shift toward electronic braking systems, or EBS, in the North American market to support truck manufacturers as they introduce automated and electric vehicles.

“Highly automated driving and e-mobility are two significant trends that are taking shape in our industry, and they’re creating new demands for our brake system,” said TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business.

EBS, which uses electronic control signals, essentially is an extension of today’s antilock braking systems, he said, adding that Bendix’s parent company, Knorr-Bremse, has offered EBS as a proven technology in Europe for many years.

“We predict within three to five years, EBS will become standard in many applications in North America,” Thomas said. “We believe the time is right to start educating and making the general market aware of this technology.”