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Electronic brake control added to Peugeot 406

DRIVER and passenger safety in the Peugeot 406 is to be boosted with the addition of an electronic brake force distributor (EBFD) - a device which makes stopping safer by giving the driver more control of the car. The EBFD takes advantage of the sensors and electronic valves present on the ABS anti-lock brakes which are fitted as standard or are optional on all 406 saloons, estates and coupes.

Whereas ABS helps to prevent a car from skidding by allowing the driver to retain steering control, the EBFD further improves control by varying the brake pressure applied between the front and rear axles and between the two rear wheels. In this way, the optimum braking force is always applied to the wheels with the greatest grip.

By continually monitoring the speed and relative load of each wheel, the EBFD maintains the car's stability and provides a driver with greater control throughout a braking manoeuvre. Developed in conjunction with Bosch, EBFD is being built into 406s from this month.

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