Technology & competence

MAN BrakeMatic

MAN BrakeMatic brake control enables the downhill driving speed set by the cruise control or brake pedal to be held constant by automatically activating the sustained-action brakes:

  • Activation of the sustained-action brakes with cruise control: The MAN BrakeMati sustained-action braking function sets a speed 2 km/h higher than that set with the cruise control speed. The speed is maintained over downhill gradients by operating the standard intarder respectivly retarder.
  • Activation of the sustained-action brakes by adaptive braking: When the vehicle is braked with the brake pedal on a downhill gradient, the speed is stored that was reached when the brakes were released. The MAN BrakeMatic reliably maintains the set speed is over downhill gradients by operating the standard intarder respectivly retarder.
  • Activation of the sustained-action brakes when the maximum speed is reached with Maximum Speed Control (MSC): When the maximum permissible speed of 100 km/h is reached, the standard sustained-action brakes engage and keep the vehicle below the maximum speed at all times.



Benefits

  • Higher driving safety as the driver is not distracted by having to operate the sustained-action brake
  • Higher economy as use of the sustained-action brakes is furthered
  • Reliable observance of the permissible maximum speed of 100 km/h (German manufacturers' voluntary agreement)