BRAKING EFFICIENCY TEST TECHNIQUE

A braking efficiency test technique provides a method whereby vehicle stopping performance can be specified, measured, and compared independently of the test surface. The method provides for an independent measure of the prevailing friction potential of the test surface. This measure is used to normalize the measured stopping performance of the test vehicle. The concept presented is tailored toward a safety argument and toward rulemaking as a potential adaptation to braking effectiveness requirements which currently exist. A new mobile tire dynamometer, developed for this program, is discussed, as are the results of a demonstration test program carried out at the Bendix Automotive Development Center.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
    • Winkler, C B
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-PF-74-13-2 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-850
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-3-765
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM