THE EEC BRAKING SYSTEM: SAFETY AND ECONOMY INCREASED

DIE EG-BREMSANLAGE: SICHERHEIT UND WIRTSCHAFTLICHKEIT GESTEIGERT

The braking system recommended by the EEC advisory code of practice at last applies to trailers the same degree of technology as has long applied to tractors. The declared aim of the regulation will soon be reached, whereby vehicles can be exchanged anywhere within the EEC without danger arising from incompatible braking systems. Over and above this, the EEC braking system is more effective in reducing the danger of locking and the vehicle steers more precisely under partly loaded and empty conditions. An additional safety aspect is the omission of the solenoid valve from the operation of continuous braking. The most doubtful benefit on the economic side is provided by the omission of continuous braking from the trailer. This was never correct in practice and no driver could judge how his trailer brakes would operate when he applied them at speeds of more than 40 kph. The results were very high brake lining costs and brake drum renewal. A further economic advantage must be seen in the fact that the eec braking system technique is simple and uncomplicated. The braking system according to the eec code of practice is aimed at substantially reducing the maintenance and repair costs for heavy goods vehicles. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag Heinrich Vogel

    Kreuzstrasse 14/16, Postfach 20-25-29
    Munich,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 64-66
  • Serial:
    • Nutzfahrzeug
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Verlag Heinrich Vogel

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM