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Main Design Factors and Unified Software Structure for Cable Puller and Caliper Integrated Type Electric Parking Brakes 2009-01-3022

The main classification of Electric Parking Brakes (EPB) can be made into cable puller and caliper integrated types. In this paper, the main design considerations that need to be made for each type of system will be examined. In terms of mechanical design, actuator design factors including target capacity, system size, and vehicle mounting will be briefly discussed. In terms of software, a unified software structure that can incorporate both types of EPBs will be introduced. This unified approach, made up of fixed and variable modules, allows for more efficient software development for both types of EPB systems. The fixed modules are related to the identical target functions regardless of EPB type, while the variable modules are made up of the different considerations that need to be made depending on the EPB type in order to meet such targets. Finally, some test results of target functions for both types of EPB systems will be given.


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