Automatic emergency braking systems work well, but they could be better, according to a leading highway safety group.
From Audi to Volkswagen, automatic emergency braking is a performance characteristic that automakers are more regularly including in their lineup of vehicles.
A new polymer-based brake pad that could be the next big thing in functionality optimization and automotive safety.
BMW announced that its new M-series sports cars will feature a braking system that can be configured by the driver – a first-ever for the automaker.
Hitachi announced an automatic braking system assisted by a stereo camera with artificial intelligence, moving the auto industry closer to fully autonomous, self-driving vehicles.
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.