Over the past ten years, anti-lock braking system (ABS) has been widely used on many foreign-made cars. In recent years, we can say that ABS is a certain attribute of every foreign car.
In the 90s of the last century, this system was installed exclusively on sports cars. After some time, it became an integral part of even cheap brands and simply became part of the brake system. Its decent cost is more than covered by a number of advantages that the car receives. Let's take a closer look at all the qualities of this innovation of technological progress.
"Anti-lock" - what is the name for
By gently depressing the brake pedal, the driver gradually slows down the vehicle until it comes to a complete stop. But sometimes there are cases on the road when you simply cannot do without sharp braking. When the brake pedal is pressed sharply, all the wheels stop at the same time, the so-called skidding of the car occurs, when it becomes practically uncontrollable. Hard braking on wet or slippery roads is especially dangerous, astires there is a hydroplaning effect, in which the car is separated from the road by a thin layer of water or ice. Therefore, it is better to refrain from sudden braking in rain and snow. Instead, it is recommended to dampen the pedal in jerks - quickly pressing and releasing it at a certain time interval. But in critical situations, drivers in a panic press the pedal all the way. P
eye will not fly into a ditch. The anti-lock braking system makes it possible to "slip" the wheel (that is, it does not allow the wheel to block). As a result, the car becomes more manageable and stable on the track in all weather conditions.
Anti-lock braking system of domestic cars
Unfortunately, our auto industry is still far from foreign technologies. Alas, such a system is not installed on VAZs, Muscovites and Volga.
Functionality of the anti-lock wheel system
Despite the fact that a car with an anti-lock braking system leaves a shorter braking distance, it does not give a 100% guarantee against an accident. If the car slows down on a turn, its tires can completely lose traction with the roadway, and therefore, there is a risk of an accident. It should be remembered that this system controls the rotation of the wheel, and not the lateral movement of the car.
In the event that the car slows down at the last moment, ABS may not save you from an accident, as the car will not have enough braking distance. This does not mean that this system will turn off.and stop functioning - it will work, but much depends on the size of the braking distance, since on a slippery surface the vehicle will not be able to brake as efficiently as on a dry asph alt road.
In some cases, the driver has the ability to turn off the anti-lock wheel system. To do this, in any modern foreign car there is a special switch on the instrument panel. For example, this can be used when braking on a snowy track: the front wheels will form a snowball, which will help braking.