Maximum braking effort is quintessential when it comes to applying brakes when there is an urgent need to make an emergency stop and this is the situation where the wheels of a vehicle have just started to lock up and skid. Keeping these situations in mind, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is designed and developed. The ABS speed sensors are installed on each wheel to monitor the speed of each wheel and to detect the moment when the wheels start to lock up. This situation slows down the progress of the wheel and the steering becomes difficult.
But the situation can be reversed when the brake pressure which is applied when the hydraulic fluid is pumped throughout the braking mechanism which is engaged immediately when the driver presses down on the brake pedal is for a moment relieved and the brakes are free and the wheels and tires can be put into action again.
ABS is one of the most important safety features in a car which helps prevents the car from going into a brake-driven skid, providing you more control and the ability to steer quickly and safely.
Let’s understand the working mechanism of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
During the situation when you are required to brake suddenly or maneuver sharply, if there is a possibility that the wheels might lock or slip, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) sends commands or signals to the Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) to momentarily release the brake pressure, which instantly increases the wheel velocity and decreases wheel slip. When there is an increase in the wheel velocity, the ECU again applies pressure to the brakes and diminishes the wheel slip to a certain degree. The HCU is responsible for the amount of brake pressure applied in each wheel cylinder based on the inputs from the system speed sensors.
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