Thursday, March 27, 2008

Anti-lock Braking System

A friend of mine asking me what is ABS.

below is the defination i obtain from Wiki:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking.

An anti-locking braking system allows the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking by preventing a skid and allowing the wheel to continue to forward roll and create lateral control, as directed by driver steering inputs.

Most commonly, braking distances are shortened (again, by allowing the driver to press the brake fully without skidding or loss of control).

Disadvantages of the system include increased braking distances under rather rare circumstances and the creation of a "false sense of security" among drivers who do not understand the operation and limitations of ABS.

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