AN EVALUATION OF ANTILOCK SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ON HEAVY DUTY BRAKED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Performance test results of heavy duty air braked vehicles equipped with various wheel antilock control systems are presented. These tests compared both the straight-line stopping capability and the limit of lateral stability of vehicles equipped with antilock systems from six manufacturers. In addition, the effects of increasing brake power and brake response time on the performance of wheel antilock systems are discussed. The importance of the results of these tests are discussed in light of the requirements of FMVSS-121.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was presented at a symposium in Ann Arbor, on Commercial Vehicle Braking and Handling.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • EHLBECK, J M
    • Murphy, R W
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MVSS 121 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM