GIRLING SKIDCHEK GX: A HIGHLY DEVELOPED ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Sophisticated digitised control anti-lock braking systems have tended to be designed for individual vehicles. The Skidcheck GX system developed by Lucas Girling is designed to be adaptable in terms of vehicle fitting and is said to offer a high level of performance for almost any lorry or bus braking system. The control system uses wheel rather than prop-shaft sensing for accurate road-speed measurement and slip detection. It is also possible to apply anti-lock control to vehicles fitted with an electrically-actuated retarder. Benefits consist of minimising wheel slip, particularly in maximising lateral adhesion to optimise vehicle stability. (TRRL)

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    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

    P.O. Box 24, Northgate Avenue
    Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6BW,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-8-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-29
  • Serial:
    • AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 710
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1983 12:00AM