END OF THE ROAD FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKES?

The author refers to pending common market legislation to make the use of anti-lock brakes compulsory for all new vehicles coming on to the roads of common market countries. It is suggested that the introduction of such legislation will lead to a widespread increase in accidents caused by the braking systems themselves. A parallel is drawn with experience in the USA as a result of anti-lock braking regulation 121 introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the problems of manufacturers with reliability and cost, and of vehicle users in reliability and servicing. The design and mode of operation of anti-lock systems are discussed. It is suggested that the progressive improvement in tyres has led to better braking, and made any deterioration in dry road performance due to anti-lock more dangerous. /TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Knight, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-16

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 580-582
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 1018
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM