antilock braking system


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antilock braking system

[¦an·tē‚läk ′brāk·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
(mechanical engineering)
For vehicles, a sensor-control system found in braking systems which prevents wheel lockup while allowing the brakes to continue slowing the wheel. Abbreviated ABS.
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Manufacturers are developing technologies such as antilock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), regenerative braking and others for making automotive braking more efficient, reliable and safer.
Wheel Slip Control for Antilock Braking System Using Brake-by-Wire Actuators.
Sperry Award 1993 for Advancing the Art of Transportation (awarded to Heinz Leiber, WolfDieter Jonner, and Hans Jurgen Gerstenmeier, with citations to their colleagues in Robert Bosch GmbH, for their conception, design, and development of the antilock braking system for motor vehicles), Society of Automotive Engineers.
Bosch was the first supplier worldwide to offer an electronically controlled, mass produced antilock braking system almost thirty years ago.
It is described as an "advanced stability system that integrates and manages a new electronically controlled brake system, electronic power steering, vehicle stability control, antilock braking system, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and engine torque via the electronically controlled throttle.
Shutdown procedures should be closely followed on all M939's equipped with antilock braking system (ABS).
Likewise, the car's antilock braking system can automatically "talk" to the highway department when it comes across an icy patch on the road.
The rejected rule would have allowed automakers to choose between a less expensive indirect system that would work off the antilock braking system and a more accurate direct system of monitors in each wheel.
A core component of driving safety for motor vehicles, many of them built in the West Midlands, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, the ABS antilock braking system.
Airbags, rollover protection, an antilock braking system and an Electronic Stabilisation Programme are just a few of the safety measures that help VW claim this vehicle as one of the safest opentops on the market.
ABS is fairly well-known, standing for an Antilock Braking System.
Ford's antilock braking system has a vacuum assist to provide power and is readily adaptable to low-effort braking.