I want to know what the consensus is for this new technology, not just the " well anything more complicated than a cable and lever is bad" responses. I would say that there are some benefits and some negatives. I always use my pb, it's a habit from having grown up in a hilly city - Vancouver, BC. As a kid, we had a VW Rabbit roll down the front street, go over the front lawn and crash into our house, naturally the owner did not use their pb
Lets have some discussion, I can offer:
1. Less clutter under the dash or centre console, less stuff to injure you in a severe accident.
2. Silent operation - no more crunch, zip,zip, as the ratchet cycles.
3. Force of pb application is no longer dependant on the driver's leg or arm strength.
4. Self adjusting, regardless of rear pad thickness.
5. Equally applied holding force on each rear wheel? no idea if this is actually accomplished.
6. Might be less overall weight?
7. Can be used to prevent roll-back on hills, without the driver's involvement.
8. Might be used more frequently because the task is just push a button versus lift leg, or bend elbow?
1. More complex than a mechanical system
2. Harder to do service on rear pads, rotors.
3. Will they release if the battery is zero charge?
4. Expensive components, exposed to heat, salt, debris will fail with time & exposure.
5. Rockford turns would be a skill set lost.
Let me know your own pros & cons?