anti-lock brake


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • anti-lock brake system — (ABS) Sometimes called anti skid brakes. A device which senses that one or more of the wheels are locking up during braking. It monitors the rotational speeds of the wheels and reduces hydraulic pressure to any wheel it senses locking up.It is… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anti-lock brake controller — CAB Chrysler Corporation s term for the electronic control unit …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • component anti-lock brake system — A type of anti lock brake system in which the hydraulic control unit is not a part of the master cyl/power booster assy …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • controller, anti-lock brake — CAB Chrysler Corporation s term for the electronic control unit …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Anti-lock braking system — An anti lock braking system (ABS, from German: Antiblockiersystem) is a safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs while braking,… …   Wikipedia

  • anti-lock braking system — See anti lock brake system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • anti-lock — adj. Anti lock is used with these nouns: ↑brake …   Collocations dictionary

  • brake, anti-lock — See anti lock brakes …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake system — A system that uses hydraulic pressure to enable your vehicle to slow and stop safely. Consists of the master cylinder, brake lines, and disc or drum brakes at each wheel. Also see anti lock brake system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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