parking brake


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parking brake

n.
A separate brake system in a vehicle used to prevent the vehicle from rolling when it is parked and in case of failure of the regular brakes. Also called emergency brake.

emer′gency brake`


n.
a hand- or pedal-operated brake used to prevent a motor vehicle from rolling, esp. after it has been parked.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parking brake - a brake operated by handparking brake - a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
brake - a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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According to the automaker, there may be a fault in the crossover's electronic parking brake that could cause it to malfunction.
Key upgrades include the implementation of an AC motor for power and efficiency, higher voltage batteries for extended operation, the switch from a mechanical parking brake to an automatically engaged electronic parking brake (E-brake) for increased safety, and consolidation to one model that offers a robust 8,000 lb.
Tesla has issued a recall of 53,000 Model S and Model X cars due to an issue with the parking brake on the cars, the manufacturer said Thursday.
When finishing your drive always stop the car completely by using the foot brake, then applying the parking brake, selecting Park, turning off all the controls (headlights, radio, air conditioning etc) and then lastly releasing the footbrake carefully to ensure that you have fully applied the parking brake, especially when parking on a slope.
Ergonomic upgrades include a smaller steering wheel and foot parking brake for easier operability and an adjustable, full suspension seat to accommodate various weights.
Safety National commended the implementation of a school bus safety brake system to alleviate the risk of soft-tissue injuries related to repetitive application of the parking brake.
The subject vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system containing a parking brake cable which operates the rear brake system," said a statement.
today announced that its electric parking brake is being used on Mazda Motor Corporation's new three-row midsize crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-9, to be sold in North America and other locations.
As EPB replaces the conventional hydraulic parking brake with a compact electronic system, it reduces the gross weight compared to the traditional mechanical parking brake.
Witness Philip Balderstone, from the Transport Research Laboratory, said he was able to get to the parking brake mechanism in tests carried out on the truck.
It also gets the same adaptive LED headlights, i-Activesense, electronic parking brake switch, as well as the 11-piece Bose speaker system.
It says the aircraft rolled forward into the power unit once both engines had been started and the chocks were removed, because the parking brake had not been applied during the pre-start checklist.