Anti-Lock Braking System
Anti-Lock Brake System
The purpose of the anti-lock brake system is to:
- Provide directional stability during braking.
- Provide steerability when braking.
- Provide the optimum braking distance on all road surface conditions.
The anti-lock brake system uses electronics to control the braking force applied to the wheels.
Directional stability is retained by the anti-lock brake system by reducing the braking force at any wheel that is about to lock, this prevents the car from skidding about its vertical axis.
Anti-lock brake systems prevent wheel lock up under heavy braking so the vehicle is always steerable.
Anti-lock brake systems adapt to changes in road conditions. This allows the braking distance to be optimized.
Operation of the anti-lock brake system does not reduce the vehicles braking distance.