Brembo has released details on its new Sensify intelligent brake-by-wire system, which pairs an advanced digital control system with the company’s high-performance braking hardware to deliver the next generation of advanced stopping technology.
Brembo says the Sensify system “takes you from a system that for decades has applied the same braking pressure on all four wheels at the same time to one that independently can manage the braking forces on each wheel,” according to driver needs, vehicle dynamics and present road conditions. Put simply, software plays a critical role in how this braking system performs, with predictive algorithms and data management working together to control the brake system digitally. A diagram shared by Brembo indicates the front brakes would use traditional hydraulics, whereas the rear brakes would be controlled only electronically.
The company says Sensify is also “a more sustainable braking solution,” thanks to the optimized braking action on each wheel. By more efficiently applying the brakes, as well as eliminating drag between pads and discs, the emissions output from brake dust will be minimized. Sensify brakes will also benefit from the removal of brake fluid and a reduced overall parts count, further limiting the overall environmental impact of the vehicle’s braking system. It shared photos of two Tesla models equipped with the Sensify system in its press materials.
“By introducing Sensify, Brembo is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with a braking system, opening up entirely new opportunities for drivers to improve their experience on the road and customize the braking response to their driving style,” the Italian brake supplier said in a prepared statement.
Several GM vehicles currently feature or offer traditional Brembo brake systems, including the new 2023 Corvette Z06, as well as the C8 Corvette Stingray, Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6. GM has not yet made any announcements regarding the adoption or integration of the Sensify system into its vehicles.