Researchers in Toronto and Iran have found that mixing carbon fibers into polymer-based brakes is a way to create “self-lubricating” brakes. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers reported that this new development is “very important for the automotive and railroad industries.”
Bullet trains have already set the bar higher for rail travel. Now Japan is testing braking systems for the newest version, the ALFA-X Shinkansen, a train that can reach speeds of almost 225 miles per hour.
Japan and the European Union are leading the way in a 40-nation effort to build safer cars by requiring automated braking systems, according to an announcement by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Will 3D printed brakes be a common feature soon? What are the benefits of these components?
Regenerative brakes work by storing or reusing energy from braking that would otherwise be wasted. Though they can be clunky, new developments may be helping.
The current administration left off $117 million in future damages when it released its analysis of an oil train rule requiring electronic brakes.
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that plastics from vehicle brakes and tires contribute greatly to microplastics pollution globally.
Ford announced it will use 3D printing to make brake parts in its new model, the 2019 Shelby Mustang GT500. The technology saves manufacturers time and money.
Advanced crash prevention systems actually work. The IIHS conducted a study of GM models with these features, and found that crashes went down 43 percent.
The global automotive disc brake market is expected to increase at a 2.9% CAGR over the next five years, a Global Info Research report says.