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S60 Cross Country
Foot brake - anti-lock braking system
The anti-lock braking system, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), prevents the wheels from locking up during braking.
The parking brake holds the car stationary, when the driver's seat is empty, by mechanically locking/blocking two wheels.
Brake fluid - grade and volume
The medium in a hydraulic brake system is called brake fluid, and it is used to transfer pressure from e.g. a brake pedal via a master brake cylinder to one or more slave cylinders, which in turn act on a mechanical brake.
Foot brake - emergency brake assistance
Emergency brake assistance EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) helps to increase the braking force and so reduce the braking distance.
The foot brake is used to reduce the car's speed while driving.
Foot brake - emergency brake lights and automatic hazard warning flashers
Emergency brake lights are activated to alert vehicles behind about heavy braking. The function means that the brake light flashes instead of - as in normal braking - shining with a constant glow.