Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-01-0966
2011-04-12

Light Vehicle Dry Stopping Distance - Vehicle Speed Correction, Tire Burnish, and Surface Friction Correction 2011-01-0966

Consistent and accurate vehicle stopping distance measurements have been difficult to achieve across the industry including media vehicle evaluations. Initial test speed, brake pedal force application, tire burnish, road surface friction, and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) efficiency are five test variables influencing variation in stopping distance measurements. This paper will discuss these five test variables and how to apply consistent test methods to reduce test variation.

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