Selig, Michael, Ball, Andrew, Ash, J. and Schmidt, K. (2012) The influence of tyre contact patch and on the stopping distance of automotive vehicles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 364. 012014. ISSN 1742-6596
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This contribution presents the experimental tests results about the influence of the tyre contact patch on the stopping distance of automotive vehicles. The objective of the performed tests is the evaluation of the effect of tyre inflation pressure, hence the resulting tyre contact patch on the braking system and the brake distance. The conditions of the experiment are a dry and level road surface without steering inputs. To record scientific results, a brake robot system is used. The benefit of a robotic system is the elimination of the interfering variable driver, who is not able to apply the brake system at the same time with the same force. State-of-the-art data acquisition tools are used to log the data.
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