Creation of a Brake Development City Traffic Vehicle Test in Shanghai / Suzhou, China 2006-01-3189
As automotive manufacturing increases in China, boosting the sales of OEM and aftermarket brake system components, it becomes increasingly important to address customer and manufacturer concerns regarding the implementation of localized testing. In response to the growing demand to understand noise and component wear characteristics, research to assess representative city traffic patterns in the city and suburbs of Shanghai/Suzhou, China has been conducted. With this data, a procedure for operating a city traffic vehicle test in China has been developed and documented in this paper. This testing process provides data that quantifies lining and rotor wear, brake energy levels, lining temperatures, component NVH, and other brake system qualities. Through the standardization of this procedure, OEM suppliers, aftermarket vendors, and other interested parties will have the means necessary to execute controlled and standardized vehicle level brake testing which generates data for the purposes of predicting brake wear and noise performance.