Thursday, June 17, 2021
News Brembo Shows Off LED Brake Caliper With Smartphone Connection

Brembo Shows Off LED Brake Caliper With Smartphone Connection

Brembo steps up flashy brakes

  • Celebrates 60 years of Brembo with LEDs

  • Intended for motorcycles, tech would work on all vehicles


The humble brake calliper may not be the most glamorous part of your vehicle, but it might just be the most important. Brembo takes all of your brake parts, especially the caliper, very seriously, and has so for 60 years. To celebrate, they’re presenting the New G Sessanta, a braking concept that takes inspiration from the company’s first caliper and makes the braking system ready for the future.

Yes, it’s the first time for us seeing a concept brake caliper too, but this one has some seriously cool bits. It goes beyond the styling, with those super-cool red fins, and a name that is a shout-out to the designer of the first Brembo caliper (one for motorcycles) back in 1972.

This is a digital brake caliper and those red fins are LEDs integrated into the body. While the concept is for a motorcycle, Brembo says it can be used on any type of vehicle. Using a Bluetooth connection to your phone, the driver (or rider) can select the colour of the light to show their mood, to make the bike look flash, or even to somehow blend in. Or use it to flash and remind you where you’ve parked.

The same digital connection lets the caliper send information back to your phone, letting you know if there is a braking problem before there is a breaking problem. Integrated with your phone and GPS it can even be set to lock the caliper, keeping the bike (or car) stationary as a security function.

While these calipers are intended for bikes, Brembo says the tech transfers over, and we think they’d look great poking out from behind the 20-inch wheels of your favourite performance car.

 

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