FOOT BRAKE PEDAL FORCE CAPABILITY OF DRIVERS

AN EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE DISTRIBUTIONS OF FOOT FORCE FOR U.S. DRIVERS IN ORDER TO DERIVE GUIDELINES FOR THE MAXIMUM FORCE REQUIREMENT FOR ACTUATION OF AN AUTOMOBILE SERVICE BRAKE. THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY ARE COMPARED WITH THREE OTHERS CONDUCTED AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME. SINCE THE 5TH PERCENTILE FEMALE MAXIMUM BRAKE PEDAL FORCE IS ABOUT 400 NEWTONS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NO MORE THAN THIS FORCE BE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN NEAR MAXIMUM BRAKING CAPABILITY FROM A PASSENGER CAR. /AUTHOR/

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    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Mortimer, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00083609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM