What in the world is: Ready Alert Braking?
Recently I took out the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to help show off this awesome new vehicle to all of you out on the Internet. It’s got some really cool off-road performance features but today I’d like to share one of the cool safety features included on it. It’s called “Ready Alert Braking” by Chrysler Engineers. In essence, it senses when you quickly lift your foot off the gas pedal and assumes that you’re going to need to stop immediately afterwards. In the time it takes for you to move your foot from the gas to the brake the vehicle is pumping a slight amount of brake pressure to just touch the brake pads against the rotors so that, if you really need it, the brakes can be applied faster in an emergency situation.
To summarize the information regarding this awesome safety feature directly from Chrysler:
Ready Alert Braking
- Is an electronic brake control feature that can help reduce stopping distance in an emergency situation
- Senses when the driver lifts his or her foot off of the accelerator pedal in an abrupt manner
- Assumes an impending emergency stop; Ready Alert Braking commands the braking system pump to apply a slight amount of brake pressure to just touch the brake pads against the rotors to help apply the brakes much quicker, if needed
- Makes full-braking power available more quickly, which may help to reduce stopping distances
While filming our “Joyride” video, I got to see this feature first-hand. On some of our more technical trails we explored I had to quickly brake and it was extremely surprising how quickly I could stop. It caught me off guard at first and actually piqued my curiosity enough that I went to find out what was happening so that I could better explain it to you. When you come in after scheduling a test drive with our World Class Internet Department, as you Sales Professional if they will help demonstrate this feature to you. It’s something that’s just hard to put into words but that will help you be that much more confident in your new vehicle.
As always, thank you very much for taking the time to read our blog!
Jason Lee Gibson
Your Automotive Digital Informant