Grand Cherokee SRT Hallmarks: Ready alert braking.
The Ready Alert Braking system is prepared for the worst.
Ready even when you aren't. That's the purpose and function of the Ready Alert Braking system on the Grand Cherokee SRT. Cutting-edge technology within the system prepares the brakes for emergency situations and instances when even a split-second is vital. It's the type of high performance technology that comes standard from SRT.
The Ready Alert Braking system anticipates when the driver quickly releases the throttle pedal and may initiate an emergency stop, after which the electronic stability control pump engages to set brake pads against the rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.
Under normal circumstances, the brake pads can be pushed away from the brake rotor surface with suspension movement leading to longer brake pedal travel when the brakes are applied. The Ready Alert Braking system in the Grand Cherokee SRT8 prevents this normal condition and provides a firm pedal when the brakes are enacted by the driver. The system is controlled by the ABS/ESC control module on the Grand Cherokee SRT.
"Ready Alert Braking eliminates lost travel when you apply the brakes," said Jeff Roselli, Lead Development Engineer for the Grand Cherokee SRT. "With the pads already in close proximity to the rotors, you get a shorter stopping distance, and improved pedal-feel. You get a firmer pedal sooner."