Like the ABS and ESC automotive acronyms, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) is another commonly found in new car brochures as more and more car makers are beginning to up their game on the safety front of their vehicles.
Coupled with Anti-lock Braking System or ABS as it is more commonly known, EBD regulates the brake forces sent to each of the vehicle’s wheel based on various conditions like road surface and speed.
EBD can individually apply more or less braking pressure to each individual wheel, as the system deems necessary, in order to maximise braking efficiency without compromising on vehicle control.
Say you’re travelling at speed with an obstacle ahead of you and there isn’t enough time or space to come to a full stop. You’re most likely going to hit the brakes hard while turning the steering to one side to avoid the obstacle.
In a car without EBD, you’d most likely lose control of your vehicle, oversteer and swerve uncontrollably. With EBD, an oversteer can be prevented with the right amount of brake force delivered to each wheel in order to slow down and evade the obstacle safely.