The brakes of the future will be illuminated: Brembo presents calipers with LEDs

The brakes of the future will be illuminated: Brembo presents calipers with LEDs

The brakes of the future will be illuminated

To celebrate the company's 60th anniversary, Brembo presented a special LED-lit caliper capable of changing color and providing information on the status of the car. Similar to the smart tires installed on the latest McLaren Artura, the new caliper is effectively an intelligent device capable of interfacing with the car's components.

When you buy a sports car, in addition to being able to choose the color of the bodywork and rims, you can also choose the color of the brake calipers. We know, it is a real stylistic gem which, however, may require considerable decision-making processes; you have to think about the set of wheels, the combination with the bodywork and the possible possibility of getting bored with the color.

Non-trivial choices, which however could soon find a remedy using the LED backlit brake calipers. With the New G Sessanta, Brembo presents a concept of brake caliper, a prototype, which however we may soon find as standard equipment on board some exclusive future vehicles.

The LED diodes are applied directly on the caliper and can fit on each Brembo version, embellishing the shapes and giving the owner the possibility to vary the tone and appearance to his liking. In addition, the smart technology inside it analyzes the behavior of the gripper by carrying out real diagnostics and communication operations.

Thanks to wireless connectivity, in fact, the clamps illuminated by LEDs can provide different data and information also on the state of health of the vehicle such as, for example, the position or other aspects reported by the on-board computer. While the backlight is the daughter of a modern technology also inherited from the gaming computer sector, the shape of the caliper is inspired by the past and more particularly by the first brake caliper made by Brembo in 1972.

In short, a meeting between past and present to create a product that can give the possibility to develop interesting future projects capable of evolving in their functionality, also based on the tastes of customers.

Brembo to bring light-up LED brake calipers, colours can be controlled remotely

Global braking technology major and manufacturer Brembo has come up with a new concept christened as G Sessanta caliper. The brake calipers in this concept technology light up whenever being used. Also, the user can control the colours of the illumination from a dedicated smartphone app.

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Brembo has revealed an official video showing the G Sessanta brake caliper concept fitted on a motorcycle. The automobile component manufacturer has applied the G Sessanta caliper concept to automotive applications as well in order to test its eligibility to use in real-life conditions.

In terms of design, the Brembo G Sessanta brake caliper concept takes styling inspiration from the company's first brake caliper produced back in 1972. Also, the company claims that the shape of the G Sessanta is Brembo's vision for calipers of the future.

The illuminated LED fitted G Sessanta brake caliper appears like a perfect match with Brembo's mirror-finish Greentive rotors as the light would bounce off of them. Brembo claimed that the discs lasted longer than traditional ones while showing them last year. A Brembo logo appears on it when the surface is worn down enough. It comes as a way to advise people that it was time to swap them out.

While the Brembo G Sessanta light-up brake caliper concept certainly comes as a cool feature once applied to any automobile, it appears weird at the same time.

As the brake manufacturer claims, the illuminated calipers can have two major applications. These brake calipers come looking cool aesthetically. This will certainly draw the attention of the people while riding at night, as it will create a rainbow of colours.

Apart from that, the LED lights could be a way for the brakes to communicate with a driver or rider. Imagine how useful it could be to see a red LED light flashing to advise the rider or driver to change the brake pads. Also, these can function as additional brake lights to make the vehicle more visible when slowing down in dark.

The brake manufacturer has been working on more stylish calipers for quite some time.

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