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 continuous brakes:

  • Activation of the continuous brakes with cruise control: The MAN BrakeMatic continuous braking function starts at a speed 2 km/h higher than the speed set with the cruise control speed. The speed is maintained over downhill gradients by operating the standard intarder and retarder.
  • Activation of the continuous 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 over downhill gradients by operating the standard intarder and retarder.
  • Activation of the continuous 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 continuous brakes engage and keep the vehicle below the maximum speed at all times.

* Within the limits of the system.


Benefits

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