Electronically Controlled Brake
Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) developed by Toyota Motor Corporation initially for its hybrid and Lexus models, is the world's first production brake-by-wire braking system. The ECB went on sale in Japan in June 2001, first appearing on the Toyota Estima hybrid (first generation), and making its North American debut with the launch of the Lexus RX 400h SUV in April 2005. The ECB is an integral part of the company's Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management stability control system, by allowing for automatic brake adjustments, which work in conjunction with variable gear-ratio electric power steering systems.
- Not to be confused with Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes for railways.
Listed by (US model year):
- 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- 2006-2009 Lexus RX 400h
- 2005-2007 Lexus GS 430
- 2007-Present Lexus GS 450h
- 2007-Present Lexus LS 460
- 2008-Present Lexus LS 600h
- 2008-2010 Lexus GS 460
- 2010-Present Lexus RX 450h
- 2011 Lexus LFA
- Development of vehicle dynamics management system for hybrid vehicles: ECB system for improved environmental and vehicle dynamic performance. Masayuki Soga, Michihito Shimada, Jyun-Ichi Sakamoto, Akihiro Otomo. JSAE Review, 23 (2002) 459–464
- "Toyota Estima Hybrid Sums Up Future Of Vehicle Technology At Tokyo Motor Show". Marketwire. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- "Advances in safety features give drivers some invisible help". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-07-31.