Braking Is Risky!

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Invite the driver; "What occupation is hardest as it raced at the lap?" He responded: "brake." Initially, I don't believe. Perhaps also, many other drivers who do not believe. Some even argue, the brakes are the solution to all problems while driving. Cars going too fast, brake! There are people across all of a sudden, brake! In short, all rely on the brake!

When George Westinghause on March 5, 1872 patented his air brake, it is possible brake system is considered most effective solution to overcome the problem of speeding vehicles. Naturally, because when it is, the discoverer of using this system in the railway service. Patently, because the end is to make a running train on the rails stopped repent point that was required.

My realizing of the brakes, would make modified completely. Fundamentally, there are two significant views in the study of driving. First, synchronization between meant and response. Then, the balance in vehicle dynamics. The cogency of both these views will be patent when you drive your vehicle between the corners and winding down, you'll feel when you driving vehicles becoming too fast. When a situation like this, commonly on average each person reacts to braking. Front wheel of course in a state car swerved and weight rests largely on the front. The result? The car spun like a propeller, sliding into the grass and rocks with the tail in front.

In the last situation, your brain is already filled with a barrage of theories. Your brain can digest, so as not to brake when the front wheels are still turning position. You also know, the dynamics of the vehicle when driving on the road to decline, resulting in most of its weight in front. Braking in this situation, plus a large friction between the front wheels with the track surface, and immediately remove almost all the load to the front axle. As a result, the load becomes lighter and the rear wheels lose traction and catch up to the front. This is what is often called over-steer.

When you follow the references in the brain, you should not put the brakes to save the situation. All you have to do, restore the position of the front wheels parallel to the body of the car, then do acceleration. Even so, the other side of your brain is already occupied with fear and worry, so there is a spontaneous reaction. This evidence, thoughts and reactions when you are not synchronous in vehicle dynamics contrary to right treatment.

Now, inquire your work-fellows who may have many years of driving, "What are the main functions of the brake?" Most probably, they tell: "Stop the vehicle." True?

You'll be able to testify if it turns out the result wasn't precise. Try driving, enough with the speed of 60 kph. Then, stepped on the brake pedal hard as if there are walkers who suddenly cut off your way. Could the car stopped instantly, along with your response to the brake pedal? No. You possibly lucky if could stop completely after wheeling so far ... meters.

Why? There are two stages that happen here. First, human reaction or call it reflexes. From the moment you begin thinking brain and instruct your foot pushing the brake pedal, there's a lag time is used. In normal conditions, the lag time lasted between 0.4 to 0.8 seconds. Consider a restrained, 0.6 seconds. That thinks, the car was running approximately as far as 10 meters.

The second stage, mechanical response to a car braking system itself. That's, a serial of methods that happen from the brake pedal pressure into the lifter, or servo, and then to the pipe containing the fluid to press the brake piston and brake shoe end up on the pressure. Lag time of about 0.5 seconds, turning on the technology used. When accounted, this method will result in movement rate as far as 8.5 meters. So if the total, your car just stopped at a distance of about 18.5 meters. Decision, the brakes just functions to slow the wheels.

Braking is risky, because the use of brakes in everyday driving actions, introduces a very hard anticipating. When braking, how much distance it takes your car to stop completely? Many variables. Starting about the technology itself brakes, road surface conditions, tracks the condition of your tires, the amount of pressure on the brake pedal until the weight and speed of the car itself, will affect the braking distance.

Affairs braking more difficult, because you must also calculating vehicle dynamics at the time. Remarkably, the error calculations can actually end up with a catastrophe. When cornering the front wheel turning angle, braking action can result in twisted car. On the road dropped sharply, may be regarded as an act of letting the back of your car moving forward following. On a slippery surface, the brakes could result in confusing phenomenon or you lose the power to control the direction of the car as desired.

Referring to the hard work put the brakes on while driving plus the variables that influence this, brake technology continues to improve. We should be grateful to Louis Renault, who found the drum brake system in 1902. Also, the same respect, should be submitted to the Frederick William Lanchester patented disc-style Brakes in 1890. Because of this point, efforts to minimize the influence from variable vehicle dynamics continue to require.

Today, car users are increasingly familiar with the term Anti-lock Braking System or ABS brake on devices. Not enough, manufacturers equip cars with the technology anymore Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), whether it be tangible Automatic Brake Differential and Dynamic Brake Control, and so forth.

What about reliability and technological mechanisms supporting this brake system? Does it mean the driver's duty vehicles produced in this millennium century into a lighter? Maybe we need to discuss at the next opportunity ...
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This article was published on 2010/10/21