Road Vehicle Braking in the Electric Future

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Technical lecture
12 May 2021 19:00 - 21:00
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Synopsis

What will brakes and braking systems look like as we move to full electric road vehicles in the near future? Automotive braking systems based on friction have become fundamental to road vehicle safety and stability, but the increasing importance of environmental and sustainability considerations in road transport mean that alternatives to friction are very attractive to manufacturers and users alike. Many countries are legislating for increased energy efficiency and reduced pollution from road transport; friction brakes dissipate large amounts of kinetic energy as heat lost to the environment, and generate particulate emissions from wear. Both these are increasingly undesirable.

Electric cars and light vans, with their environmental and sustainability advantages over fossil fuelled vehicles, are rapidly gaining market acceptance as the technology and the infrastructure associated with charging advance. Regenerative braking is integral to electric vehicles, and this lecture looks at how road vehicle braking systems are developing now and over the next 20 years as road transport goes ‘fully electric’.

6 topics are considered:
Speed control;
Safety and stability;
Energy efficiency;
Emissions;
Sustainability;
Legislation and Regulations.

Professor Andrew Day has worked on automotive braking for 44 years, initially at Mintex Limited, manufacturers of friction materials, and then at the University of Bradford where he completed many research projects on brakes and braking systems for cars and commercial vehicles with a wide range of vehicle, axle, and brake manufacturers. He directed the annual 'Braking of Road Vehicles' short course 1997 - 2016, and the 2nd edition of his textbook on the "Braking of Road Vehicles" will be published towards the end of this year

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Professor Andrew Day has worked on automotive braking for 44 years, initially at Mintex Limited, manufacturers of friction materials, and then at the University of Bradford where he completed many research projects on brakes and braking systems for cars and commercial vehicles.

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Phil Brocklehurst
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