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ABS "FAIL-SAFE" WHEEL CYLINDER CONTROL VALVE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006256D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-19

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Mark Libner

Abstract

Electronically controlIed AntiLock Braking Systems utilize secondary electronic monitoring circuits as "watch- dogs:' When the "watch-dog" circuits detect system fail- ures, they shut-down the ABS system and return the vehicle's braking system to a safe, non-ABS operating mode. However, the complexity of these circuits may degrade the overall reliability ofthe total system.