Knorr-Bremse to supply EBS to Chinese bus maker

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Feb 2019

EBS integrates the basic functions of braking control, ABS and ASR into a single electronic system.

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and commercial vehicle subsystems, is engaged in closer cooperation with one of the world's leading bus manufacturers in China. The recently signed supply contract governs the Electronic Brake System (EBS) customized for the manufacturer buses. The specific Chinese bus maker, however, has not been named.

"Based on their complementary advantages, Knorr-Bremse and one of the world's leading bus manufacturers want to cooperate more extensively on the introduction and establishment of new-energy buses and the development of vehicle dynamics intelligence as well as relevant cutting-edge technology," said Dr Peter Laier, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division. 

According to the company, the 8-12-metre electric buses equipped with Knorr-Bremse EBS for China's national public transportation system have proved a complete success. The cooperation will therefore be extended to all of the manufacturer's other electric bus models.

Safety, high efficiency and energy-saving have been the essential requirements for operations and vehicles in China's domestic bus system in recent years. The leading bus manufacturer has been promoting the improved performance of buses, and electric buses in particular. In this context, Knorr-Bremse has become the preferred partner by virtue of its advantages in the field of electronic products search as EBS.

BaoPing Xu, Member of the Board of Directors of Knorr-Bremse Asia-Pacific Holding in charge of the Commercial Vehicle Systems business, added: "As well as supporting the safety, intelligence and energy efficiency of commercial vehicles in China, Knorr-Bremse intends to continue to support China's bus industry and provide customers with pioneering products, services and technical solutions on a high level. "

Back in 2009, Europe saw a shift from electronic to pneumatic anti-lock braking to electronic EBS. EBS integrates the basic functions of braking control, ABS and ASR into a single electronic system. The advantages of electronic control over conventional pneumatic control include shorter response times and shorter braking distances - resulting in greater road safety. EBS delivers additional functions including wear monitoring, downhill cruise control and clutching force control (CFC). 

Knorr-Bremse offers EBS and CFC for all types of vehicles, including trailers.