Information collected during Los Angeles Traffic Durability testing is examined with emphasis on the understanding of driving and braking patterns. A microcomputer vehicle data acquisition system developed by Ford Research Staff was employed to collect the data. A route description for a single day is presented in terms of vehicle speed and lining temperature histories. Histograms are used to characterize driving patterns from freeway, city, and hill portions of the route. An estimate of the distribution of brake work from this single day's data indicate that 40% of the brake work was associated with city driving, 30% with freeway driving, and the remaining 30% was a result of hill driving.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Congress and Exposition Detroit, Michigan, February 25-March 1, 1985.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Knapp, R A
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 850056, HS-038 596
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM