Braking confidence and pedal feel are important braking performance attributes that should be optimized to achieve customer satisfaction with a vehicle's braking system. The relationship between the input force and travel provided by the driver to achieve the desired vehicle deceleration is as core to the vehicle personality or DNA as ride, handling, or driveability.This Fast Track will cover the main concepts and methods needed for tuning brake systems to desired pedal force and travel characteristics.
In this one-hour, ten minute online short course, instructor Tom Hall will teach how braking confidence is defined in both objective and subjective terms, the relationships between input force and vehicle force will be developed. In addition, the relationships between input travel and vehicle deceleration will be developed. Effects of primary brake system subcomponents will be evaluated. Effects on component variability including frictional properties of brake pads will be studied
Is this Fast Track for You?
The Vehicle Braking Performance: Braking Confidence and Pedal Feel Fast Track would be of value to anyone involved in the validation of a braking system, either in the development of the validation plan or the execution of the validation plan. This course would also be of value to those involved in vehicle marketing -- a detailed understanding of the metric's generation and contributing effects will insure that promotion and comparison is done in a qualified manner.