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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference, Automotive, Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Seiffert, U W
    • Marks, H G
    • Ziwica, K H
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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