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30th Anniversary of Antilock Braking System

July 31, 2008

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Bosch, Broadview, IL, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the automotive antilock braking system (ABS), a contribution to driving safety.


Since Bosch introduced electronically controlled ABS to the automotive market, this technology has become the basis for all modern brake regulating systems. Today, nearly 75 percent of vehicles are fitted with ABS. Bosch systems such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and the Traction Control System (TCS) that are based on ABS.

"ABS utilizes sensors at each wheel tied to a central computer to prevent the wheels from locking when braking hard, allowing drivers to brake safely in emergency situations," said Rob Backode, group product manager for Bosch Braking Systems. "A car fitted with ABS will brake effectively without locking the brakes and possibly skidding, allowing the driver to steer and keep the car under control even in sharp braking. The vehicle remains stable, and ABS really improves the way we drive."

Bosch provides comprehensive technical and marketing support on ABS to installers, and the Bosch technical hotline used in conjunction with Bosch Diagnostics helps ensure that the vehicle receives expert attention and care.

More info: www.boschautoparts.com

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