Vehicle air braking systems

    Research output: Patent

    Abstract

    An electronic control system for the compressor of a vehicle air braking system, the control system having one or more inputs indicative of a vehicle operating state, and an output for determining whether a compressor is on-load or off-load, the system further including target means to calculate in real time a target pressure for a reservoir downstream of said compressor, said output being responsive to said target means. The target pressure may be varied in real time to suit vehicle running conditions and permits a small but significant reduction in vehicle fuel consumption by driving the compressor when the vehicle is likely to be coasting or slowing down.

    Original languageEnglish
    Patent number WO0074990A1
    IPCB60T 17/02
    Priority date2/06/99
    Filing date2/06/00
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Automotive Engineering

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    • Vehicle air braking system

      Ian, R. J. B., 22 Jul 2003, IPC No. B60T 17/00, Patent No. BR0114063A, 14 Sep 2001, Priority date 22 Sep 2000, Priority No. GBGB0023350.2A

      Research output: Patent

    • Vehicle air braking system

      Ian, R. J. B., 2 Apr 2002, IPC No. B60T 17/00, Patent No. AU8786301A, 14 Sep 2001, Priority date 22 Sep 2000, Priority No. GBGB0023350.2A

      Research output: Patent

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