The use of brakes on public roads depends on traffic conditions and the road itself. In order to research into brake usage on various roads and under various conditions, a micro-computer data logging system was developed. The recorded data were analyzed by a large computer and the severity of brake usages was defined. The relationship between the severity and the brake disc rotor temperature was derived, and used to predict brake pad wear/life. The predicted wear coincided fairly clossly with measured wear.