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.


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