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Glossary of Safety Terms: Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

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Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) What it is: EBD is included in some ABS systems; it electronically distributes the brake hydraulic pressure between front and rear wheels depending on vehicle load and driving conditions. How it works: EBD monitors the load on the front and rear axles, then via the ABS controller it sends relatively more braking power to the axle with the greater load. What it feels like: EBD functions invisibly, so the driver is unaware of its operation. How it benefits the driver: EBD helps ensure that the front and rear tires share the braking loads more effectively under all conditions, which results in better braking performance.