Dura Automotive Systems has announced the development of its Electronic Parking Brake System. The new technology eliminates the need for a hand- or foot-operated parking brake inside the vehicle, helping to improve vehicle packaging and free interior space. When the system is fitted to a vehicle, a small interior switch activates the parking brake. The first commercial use of the system was unveiled on the Jaguar S-Type at the 2002 North American International Auto Show. The system interfaces with the hydraulic brake systems used on most mass-produced cars today.