Foot Parking Brake

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Re: Foot Parking Brake

Post by T552 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:31 am

gimball wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Steve wrote:Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)... Its just a gimmick in my opinion
I beg to differ! ;)
It made my 1000Km (8hour +) rides enjoyable instead of having a stiff neck for a week afterwards.
The gold thing about active LKAS (you have to turn it on in settings) is it reduces fatigue in your arms and shoulders during long rides as you're applying minimal to no force in curves.

If you are just using the car for short commutes you won't get much out of it tho.
Agree with Steve. Never use it, tried but makes the feel of the steering odd and vague. complete waste of effort putting it in the car, 1st thing I'd junk.
re foot brake, I only use at start and end of journey so no big hassle. Although I'd rather and electric push button type
Niro 2 midnight black (No ADAP) Sept 17

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Re: Foot Parking Brake

Post by diabach » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:06 pm

This foot parking brake was used by Mercedes in the 1960/70s (if my memory still works) and is still used in Mercedes vans with the added complication that you apply it by pedal but cancel it by switch at bottom RH side of dash in UK vehicles.

Still rubbish system and much prefer old style hand lever or even VW style electric button although this either full on or full off, cannot be used for "slow, parking stop."

Would hate to think of applying electric handbrake in a last ditch situation.

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Re: Foot Parking Brake

Post by Stepshort » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:51 pm

I prefer to say the Mercedes footbrake, rather than Massey Ferguson, since all the Mercs I've had have the same arrangement, and it works ok for them.

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Re: Foot Parking Brake

Post by Greenman » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:43 pm

Presumably the hill start assistance has changed the nature of and need for a handbrake. You don’t need the same ‘feel’. It is much closer to the American concept of ‘emergency brake’.
Mike R
Niro 2 Black [no additional driving aids] Since 1 Sept 2016
Previously: Sportage KX2awd on11 plate

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