It wasn’t too long
ago that brakes consisted of bulky drums. As time and technology
advanced, brakes shifted to slimmer discs. It’s the 21st century now,
and the technology built into braking systems is breathtaking. Brakes
near Hickory Hills can almost think for
themselves. What does this mean for drivers?
nanoparticle-based carbon fibers into brakes based on polymers has
resulted in self-lubricating brakes. These new smaller brake pads are
more efficient, withstanding higher temperatures and greater
When a car is
knocked alongside a curb and then bashed into by a third vehicle, the
tendency is for the car to roll over. Cars equipped with this
technology recognize that a roll is coming, and the brake system
kicks in to prevent it.
Brake By Wire
You’ll find this
technology in hybrid and electric vehicles, although mainstream cars
are now beginning to use it. It consists of electronic sensors and
actuators replacing master cylinders, pumps, hoses, belts, and
When the brake pedal
is pushed, the sensors detect speed and/or an emergency situation.
The signal is then sent to the brakes, where the ABS kicks in or the
car slows its speed.
When the brakes near
Hickory Hills are pushed, this technology applies the same amount of
braking power to all the wheels. The ABS sometimes kicks in to give
the driver more vehicle control. Some systems stop the back wheels
before distributing equal pressure to all the wheels.
A driver sees an
emergency coming up fast and slams on the brakes. However, the
pressure isn’t enough to fully stop the car. Emergency brake
assistance senses when the driver isn’t using enough pressure to stop
the car, so it stops the car itself. See? Brakes really can think for
Brakes are the most
important safety feature on a car. Contact Wilrae,
Inc. for repairs or replacement of your
brakes (and any technologies they include).
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