antilock brake

antilock brake

(ˈæntɪˌlɒk)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a brake fitted to some road vehicles that prevents skidding and improves control by sensing and compensating for overbraking. Also called: ABS brake

an′ti•lock brake′

(ˈæn tiˌlɒk, ˈæn taɪ-)
n.
a brake equipped with a computer-controlled device that prevents the wheel from locking.
[1970–75]
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Key statement: An enhanced wheel data processing unit may analyze tire air temperature data from a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and antilock brake system (ABS) wheel speed sensor fault codes from an ABS controller within a vehicle.
The Escape recall follows a similar action in 2007 to fix a flaw in the antilock brake system, according to a Ford filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All 2011 Camry models come equipped with advanced SRS airbags for both the driver and front passenger, and an antilock brake system (ABS) with brake assist (BA) that senses an emergency stop and applies increased braking power once the driver touches the brake pedal, a statement said.
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In a study of mercury pollution, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found that mercury switches used for convenience lighting and antilock brake systems contribute to the problem, as mercury can pollute air and water when end-of-life vehicles are melted down for recycling.
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Traveling on 2 wheels instead of 4 is always riskier, but our new research shows that antilock brake technology can make motorcycle riding a much safer way to get around.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) found that mercury switches used for convenience lighting and antilock brake systems are a source of the problem when these switches are hidden within melted scrap.
A bad seal on the antilock brake system can allow water to get in, corrode the wheel bearing and eventually cause the wheel to come off.
Mazda said the Spiano Turbo also includes safety features such as ventilated disk brakes and an antilock brake system.