PASSENGER VEHICLE AND LIGHT-TRUCK BRAKING SYSTEMS INSPECTION EQUIPMENT. PHASE II, VOLUME I. SUMMARY REPORT

An inspection system was developed that is capable of detecting safety related brake system defects and degradations in passenger vehicles and light trucks. The inspection system consists of a low-speed high retarding chassis brake force dynamometer, a pedal force and displacement transducer, two hand held inspection control consoles, automatic data processing equipment, and inspection procedures. The brake inspection consists of performance tests and non-performance checks. The performance tests consist of static vehicle tests, such as for hydraulic leaks, and dynamic brake tests conducted on the chassis brake dynamometer. The non-performance checks include visual checks under the vehicle and under the hood and a series of checks requiring vehicle wheel removal.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also volume 2, HS-801 601, PB-244 703. Report for October 1973-January 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bendix Research Laboratories

    2800 Ten and One-Half Mile Road
    Southfield, MI  United States  48076

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • KERANEN, T W
    • Hemak, T J
    • Sisson, A E
    • Bounds, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BRL/TR-75-7610-Vol-1Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-602
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-090-2-477
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1989 12:00AM