International Journal of Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IJICA) ISSN: 2231-1890, Vol-1 Iss-3,4, 2012
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS): IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTILOCK
BRAKE SYSTEM ALONG WITH ITS ADVANTAGES AND
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Technology,Pune,India.
Abstract-This paper presents Anti-Lock Brake System. It is a system which is installed on vehicles to eliminate wheel lockup and prevent skidding. this helps drivers to maintain control during stops on low traction surfaces and in emergency stopping situations. In addition to thedirect benefit of greater directional control, the improved vehicle control offered by
ABS reduces the potential for trailer swing-out and jack-knifing of combination vehicles.
Moreover, this system has its own practical applications and limitations which are enlisted further
Keywords- Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU), Electronic Brake Control Module(EBCM),
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Control Unit(ECU).
ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM, which is commonly known as ABS is used as an antiskid device in a vehicle. It used to prevent skidding of wheels while braking when we want to stop the vehicle or suddenly reduce its speed at any time. It provides better stability and control over vehicle while braking at high speed. An antilock brake system provides a high level of safety to the driver by preventing the wheels from locking, which maintains directional stability. A professional driver may be capable of maintaining control during braking by pumping the brake pedal which allows a locked wheel to turn momentarily. Whereas a professional driver may be capable of modulating the brakes approximately once per