Brake by wire: a Brembo-SKF joint venture

The SKF Group and the Brembo Group will jointly develop electro-mechanical braking systems for the high-performance vehicle market.

Such systems offer enhanced system packaging possibilities, removing the complexity of running hydraulic pipes, with the additional environmental benefit of dispensing with the need for hydraulic fluid. The new system will cause the brake pedal to generate a modulated electrical signal to act on electro-mechanical actuators placed in the brake of every wheel.

For the automotive industry, ‘drive-by-wire’ is now established as the technology to replace many of the traditional hydraulically and mechanically operated systems and will increasingly be introduced in the coming decade.