This book covers all trends in electronic braking systems (including brake-by-wire and antilock braking systems), traction control systems (TCS, ASR), and stability control systems (VDC). It also provides a systems approach to designing safer brakes for cars, light trucks, tractor-trailers. It was written to help engineers to design safer brakes that can be operated and maintained easily. All the necessary analytical tools to study and determine the involvement of brakes in accident causation are included as well as all essential concepts, guidelines, and design checks. Modern Braking Systems and Safety covers brake system fundamentals, requirements, design, construction, components, and subsystem functions for vehicles of all types (including passenger cars and commercial vehicles). In a single source, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the current state of the art as well as the future of brakes and braking systems. It can be a valuable reference for lecturers, engineers, technicians, researchers, and students and can be an essential addition to the brake professional's library, covering important brake-related issues

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