September 14, 2005 At the 61st IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt Siemens VDO Automotive is exhibiting future braking technology with the electronic wedge brake, which will enable brake-by-wire production before the end of this decade. The modern wedge brake offers considerable safety and comfort advantages over the hydraulic brake. Future driver assistance systems will not only monitor the current traffic situation, but actively assist the driver in emergencies. Autonomous intervention in vehicle dynamics will increasingly help keep the vehicle under control, even in difficult operating situations. A rapid and intelligent braking system is one of the foundations for advancing the next generation of driver assistance systems. Siemens VDO sees its electronic wedge brake (EWB) brake-by-wire technology as the answer to future vehicle chassis safety, weight, reliability and space requirements.