25 December 2016

Advantages and disadvantages of anti lock braking system

ABS is a safety system estimated wheel slip and uses brake modulation to reduce braking power to regain rolling in the wheels. It is a method of pumping the brakes very quickly to allow the driver to maintain the ability to steer in a panic braking situation. It allows to maintain the contact between wheel and road and avoid skidding and wheel locking. It also improves the control of a vehicle and decreases the stopping distance on a dry and slippy surface. Let us have a deep insight into the pros and cons of ABS in this article. 

Advantages of ABS :

  • With the use of ABS stops the car at a shorter distance than the conventional brakes.
  • Prevents the wheels from locking up hence avoids uneven tyre wear.
  • Increases control.
  • Enables the possibility of a traction control system.
  • Better braking performance under most conditions.
  • ABS offers more safety
  • Significantly reduced risk of skidding while braking.
  • Makes better use of the brake pads and brake disc.
  • ABS allows you to steer your car around objects if any as you still have grip on the wheels under intense braking. 

Disadvantages of ABS :

  • Inconsistent stopping distances on various surfaces under variable conditions.
  • Under generally poor road conditions, ABS braking increases stopping distance.
  • Experienced drivers can often brake better manually than with ABS brakes.
  • More expensive to repair and maintain.
  • Increases the cost of the vehicle.
  • Involves the use of an extra sensor and a controller which increases the complexity.
  • On concrete roads, the ABS vehicle stopping distance might be needed more.