HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM - U.S. VERSUS COMMON MARKET
Two hydraulic brake system regulations, the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 105-75 and the European Economic Community Directive 71/320 EEC with its respective amendments, became effective with the introduction of 1976 model year passenger cars. This paper highlights some of the most difficult requirements in terms of braking stability and stopping distances a passenger car has to meet in the U.S. and Europe. Further, it shows the impact these two regulations have on the brake system layout in the U.S. and Europe. For that purpose of specific vehicle model, the Volkswagen Rabbit, is used to demonstrate the brake systems layout. Since international standard unification is of major importance, some suggestions are made to achieve this goal with a minimum of cost and optimum brake system performance without sacifice in safety.
- Conference, Automotive, Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Seiffert, U W
- Marks, H G
- Ziwica, K H
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles by type; Braking; Hydraulic brakes; Laws; Motor vehicles; Standards; Stopping distances; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Vehicle make
- Old TRIS Terms: Motor vehicle laws & regulations; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00132055
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760219
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM