Since the birth of the very first car, people began to realise and appreciate the importance of the braking system. Having the ability to stop yourself whenever you need to, has proven to be quite useful from time to time. It has also ensured that, whatever the design and configuration of the braking system might be, it has to be exceptionally reliable.
The fundamentals of a braking system include a mechanical foot pedal that is connected to the master cylinder. This then pressurises the brake fluid and controls the amount of force needed to either move a brake caliper or push a shoe up against a drum, depending on the car.
But, as cars become increasingly more advanced, think Audi E-Tron GT, most of its technology makes use of a drive-by-wire setup. However, this is not the case with the brakes. Although their brake pedal is not pressurising the master cylinder directly, it still serves the same purpose.
There is a rather good reason for why many manufacturers don't substantially change the way brake systems, and that has to do with the customer.
Each and every person who has the ability to drive, relies heavily on the feel of brake pressure, and the feedback received, in order to make an accurate judgement to be in control of the vehicle.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Donut Media, on Electronic Brakes Have A Terrifying Problem.
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