The anti-lock braking system helps the drivers to have better control and shorter halting distances on slippery surfaces or through panic braking. The system would monitor the movement of each wheel separately with the help of sensors. The brake pressure is then controlled to prevent the wheel from lockups up and keep your vehicle from skidding all over the road, even in slippery conditions.
The anti-lock braking system is very beneficial since Indian road conditions aren’t great and the climate and roads are continuously changing throughout the year. The anti-lock braking system has been proven to be a lifesaver because it saves the lives by helping the driver remain in control of their vehicle.
Insurance companies often give customers specific discounts for having an Anti-Lock Braking system on their vehicle because anti-lock brakes have shown, many times, by lowering the risk of accidents.
Anti-Lock Braking System raises the market value of the vehicle. These days, where Anti-Lock Braking technology has become standard on numerous vehicles, not having it could result in lower resale value.
The Antilock Braking System has the following components:
1. Wheel speed sensors
2. Brake control unit
3. ABS control module
Some of the advantages of the Anti-Lock Braking System are:
- Anti-lock brakes reduce braking distances as the wheel doesn’t squander distance skidding.
- It serves as a value-added safety feature
- Advanced vehicle control
- Anti-lock brakes work far better than the older type of brakes
- It is a thoroughly tested safety device with a track record of effectiveness
- Anti-Lock Braking System reduces the friction of wheels on the roads and can increase the efficiency of the tires up to 30%.
- Makes better use of the brake disc and brake pads
- Overrides the driver’s instinct to brake harshly
- Good braking performance under different conditions
- Overwhelmingly more secure
- It retains steering control
- Greatly lessens the possibility of brake lock-up
- Faster reaction to situations because of complete computer and electronic controller
- Reduces halting distances on dry and some smooth surfaces on loose gravel or snow-covered surfaces.
- It steers out dangerous scenarios
- Highly adaptable to different kinds of surfaces
- Greatly lessens the chance of vehicle skidding while braking the vehicle
- Stops the vehicle at a shorter distance than the conventional brakes
- Prevents the wheels from locking up and thereby avoids uneven tyre wear
- The vehicle would be in control even under heavy braking conditions, unlike normal braking which is difficult to steer when wheels lock up.
- Anti-Lock Braking System avoids wheel lock up and therefore allows surefooted braking on wet sleety surfaces.
- Steering control is effective and abstains from the overturning of the vehicle. The vehicle can be steered easily while braking.
- The anti-lock braking system is controlled by the sensors that monitor the speed at which you are slowing down and activate when you are halting more quickly than normal.