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luglio 20, 2017 - Bosch

90 years of Bosch brakes. From servo brakes to copper-free brake pads

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Without any doubts, brakes were the first and the most important one of all vehicle safety components. Already back in the 1920’s, #automotive brakes hardly even coped with the engine performance and the weight of the vehicles of the time. The pneumatic servo brake presented by #bosch in 1927 significantly increased the road safety. Thanks to this invention, the braking distance of contemporary commercial vehicles was reduced by one third. One year later, #bosch presented the brake support, a compact brake assistance system for passenger cars. In 1936, even the basis for modern anti-lock braking systems was laid by #bosch engineers when #bosch filed a patent for a "mechanism to prevent locking of the wheels of a motor vehicle". But only in 1978, the powerful digital technology allowed the series production of an ABS (anti-lock braking system). By now, #bosch developments such as the ABS, the traction control system TCS launched in 1986, which was actually based on the ABS, and the electronic stability program ESP® launched in 1995 have turned into the most important components for safe braking. 

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