emergency brake

noun

Definition of emergency brake

: a brake (as on an automobile) that can be used for stopping in the event of failure of the main brakes and to keep the vehicle from rolling when parked

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Automatic emergency brakes and a blind spot warning system are a $450 option on the entry-level Jetta, but standard on others. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is making a last stand for sedans," 24 Aug. 2018 Uber, however, does not allow its system to make emergency braking maneuvers on its own. Aarian Marshall And Alex Davies, WIRED, "Uber's Self-Driving Car Saw the Woman It Killed, Report Says," 24 May 2018 Others—collision warning or emergency braking for example—are more consciously safety features. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Consumer Reports agrees with Ars: GM Super Cruise beats Tesla Autopilot," 4 Oct. 2018 This does not apply to conservatives who have that emergency brake. Fox News, "Was there anything illegal about the Trump Tower meeting?," 6 Aug. 2018 Most emergency braking systems on the market today won't stop for stationary objects at freeway speeds. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Another Tesla with Autopilot crashed into a stationary object—the driver is suing," 30 Oct. 2018 To that end, Uber is also ensuring that the automatic emergency braking system that is already built into the car will be engaged no matter when it is being driven. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Months after a self-driving crash, Uber is being slower and more deliberate as it gets back on public roads to test its technology," 24 July 2018 While the magazine said the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency braking tests. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking, functionality," 22 May 2018 These leftists are appealing to this radical leftist secular base that almost no emergency brake on their behavior at all. Fox News, "Ingraham: Democrats racing to the left," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of emergency brake

1900, in the meaning defined above

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emergency brake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of emergency brake

chiefly US : a special brake (such as a parking brake in an automobile) that can be used for stopping when the main brakes fail

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