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Braking Toward the Future - August 2012

Manfred Maiers

The article "Braking Toward the Future" appeared in the August 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

Keywords
brakes, vehicles, ABS, Mico

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