Braking systems have maintained a continuous evolution throughout their history, from the imprecise drum systems to the current disk systems and the addition of electronic brake management, such as ABS, SBC (Sensotronic Brake Control) and emergency braking.
The evolution has also been significant in the system designs and the quality of production materials, lighter, more resistant and reliable with longer durability.
The braking system enables to slow down the vehicle, to control speed on slopes, the stop the vehicle in the least possible distance and to keep the vehicle still in the absence of the driver. Braking is progressively adjusted in function of the pressure applied to the pedal, and is transmitted to the four wheels of the vehicle, usually more to the front wheels and less to the rear (to avoid lock-up).
Brakes are mechanical systems whose function is to transform kinetic energy into thermal energy by using the friction between two elements. There are two types of brakes used, DRUM (only in the rear wheels) and DISC (always in front axles and increasingly in the rear).
Braking systems are made up of three command types depending on the method used to transmit exertion on the pedal or handbrake:
- Mechanical, when the exertion is transmitted through shafts, levers or flexible cables.
- Hydraulic, when the exertion is transmitted through a liquid under pressure.
- Pneumatic, when the exertion transmission method is compressed air.
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