Report: Your Car Will One Day Have a Brake-by-Wire System

Report: Your Car Will One Day Have a Brake-by-Wire System

0 comments 📅04 May 2018, 04:00

You’ll on numerous occasions hear automakers talk about how they take what they learn at the track and from racing and on it to their road cars.

“What does knowing the ins and outs of a Formula 1 car have to do with engineering and wily my commuter car?” you might ask, and the Italian stopping experts at Brembo have a very orderly answer for you.

In a recent interview with Car and Driver, Brembo’s executive director for braking systems, Giovanni Canavotto, and its North American CEO, Daniel Sandberg, explained where the approaching of the brakesupply industry is heading. The brake execs claim electrified braking systems “will transform into a strong trend over the next decade,” as automakers look to electrify every single part of a conduit.

These “brake-by-wire” systems, as they are often referred to, give the automaker a titanic deal of control over the braking system. A computer coupled with the system can make rapid calculations based on the car’s quickness, pitch , yaw and braking inputs, providing ideal braking pressures and balance as needed. The brake pedal experience can also be tailored for the driving situation using a mode select, just like steering, throttle and suspension settings are in sundry high-end or performance cars today.

“We have used them in Technique 1 for years,”  Canavotta told C/D in the interview. ” In future cars, they can be tailored to the driver and make a soft or firm feel, shorter or longer pedal travel, much like the driving modes for the suspension and steering right now.”

“Most of the carmakers are expressing a fancy to electrify the entire vehicle, even apart from the powertrain,” he added. “Brake-by-wire doesn’t depend on an electric motor [in the drivetrain], and we don’t plane need a 48-volt system.”

But that doesn’t mean hydraulic brake systems are going to disappear. Canavotta believes the development from hydraulic to electric braking systems will be a slow rollout, just as the introduction of drum to disc brakes was, or electronic throttle control. He also said these systems will miss a redundant system in case anything goes wrong with the main brake system, and that it choice be difficult to calibrate these systems properly as brake-by-wire systems often operate like an on/off switch and are stony to modulate precisely.

We imagine this technology will appear on hypercars and supercars premier, as it allows automakers to extract more performance from the car and they will be sort of expensive early on. Eventually, though, these systems will be commonplace, especially as a myriad of hybrids and EVs upon to enter the market from 2020 and beyond.

[Source: Car and Driver]

this article sooner appeared on AutoGuide

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