1967-02-01

Vehicle Braking Systems can be Safer 670283

Vehicle braking systems consist of four basic elements: generation, storage, control, and transmission of braking effort. The method of energy storage used as well as the interrelationship between it and the three remaining system elements, and the vehicle operator and foundation brakes greatly affect system reliability. Control should remain with the operator for both service and emergency actuation, except in extenuating circumstances wherein the driver fails to act.

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