An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on cars and pickups. Anti-lock braking system (ABS) operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby maintaining tractive contact wit0h the road surface and allowing the driver to maintain more control over the vehicle
When Was ABS(Anti Lock Braking System) Invented?
The modern ABS system was invented in 1971. The system was called Antiskid and the patent was sold to Bosch who named it ABS. Chrysler, together with the Bendix Corporation, introduced a computerized, three-channel, four-sensor all-wheel ABS called “Sure Brake” for its 1971 Imperial. Ford introduced an anti-lock braking system called “Sure-Track” to the rear wheels of the Lincoln Continental Mark III and Ford Thunderbird. General Motors introduced the ABS as an option on their rear-wheel drive Cadillac models and the Oldsmobile Tornado. Nissan offered an EAL (Electro Anti-lock System) developed by Japanese company Denso as an option on the Nissan Models. Toyota introduced electronically controlled anti-skid brakes on Toyota Crown. Mercedes-Benz W116 As one of the firsts, used an electronic four-wheel multi-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) from Bosch. Since 1987 ABS has been standard equipment on all Mercedes-Benz automobiles
How Effective Are ABS (Anti Lock Braking System)
According to a 2009 report from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- ABS reduces the overall crash-involvement rate by 6% for passenger cars and 8% for LTVs (light trucks, including pickup trucks and SUVs).
- Fatal collisions with pedestrians, bicyclists or animals decrease with ABS: by 13% for cars and 14% for LTVs.
- Culpable fatal involvements with other vehicles on wet, snowy or icy roads were reduced by 12% for passenger cars. Additionally, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the rate of fatal crashes is 31% lower for cars/pickups equipped with ABS than for the same models without them.
What You Need To Know When You Buy ABS (Anti Lock Braking System)
Over the past 10 years, most car manufacturers have made ABS standard in their vehicles. The federal government required all new cars to have ABS by September 1, 2011. This means that if you have a car or pickup then most probably it has a ABS(Anti lock braking system) unit in it and it needs to be maintained and primed for performance. This not only saves your life but that of your loved ones as well.
Remember ” Always Check your owner’s manual to see if you car has 4-wheel ABS, rear-wheel-only ABS or does not have ABS“. Now, since we have all that figured out the questions now you might have is, where can I find a good, Tested and Low price ABS(Anti lock braking system) that you can buy with confidence and can get you on the road ASAP? There is only one answer to that question and that is Mainland Auto Parts LLC. The largest ABS(Anti lock braking system) seller throughout United States. We stock up on millions of ABS for all brands including Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, Pontiac, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Saturn, Lincoln , Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Fiat, Jaguar, Land rover, Range rover, Volvo, Saab, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Acura, Lexus, Subaru etc.
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