Siemens Wedge brake technology

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Siemens Wedge brake technology

A conventional electromechanical brake (SOURCE: Jim Louderback/Ziff Davis Internet News)

Siemens Wedge brake technology

Siemens Wedge brake technology - Siemens\ New Wedge Brake

The wedge brake, by contrast, includes a computer, a controller and two motors that slide the pads toward and away from the rotors. It runs on the standard 12 volts found in most cars and weighs a lot less. (SOURCE: Jim Louderback/Ziff Davis Internet Ne

Siemens Wedge brake technology - Siemens\ New Wedge Brake

Siemens Wedge brake technology - The Brake Control Unit

Yup, its a computer. Note the telltale microchip giveaways. The computer controls braking, pressure, ABS systems and adaptive braking, and can be upgraded. The system also includes its own battery, in case the main car battery dies. (SOURCE: Jim Louder

Siemens Wedge brake technology - The Brake Control Unit

Siemens Wedge brake technology - Siemens Wedge Diagram

Siemens wedge diagram shows how the brake technology works. (SOURCE: Jim Louderback/Ziff Davis Internet News)

Siemens Wedge brake technology - Siemens Wedge Diagram

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