Without any hydraulics, the All-electric Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is operated only by electric power, in which the electromagnetic actuators generate the electromagnetic braking torque. The smart ABS method maximises the tire-road adhesion coefficient via detecting the angular wheel acceleration, prevents wheels from locking, and minimises the braking distance.
A solution to the drawbacks of hydraulic ABS, this All-electric Intelligent ABS does not require any hydraulic components, reducing the complexity and quantity of components. It also overcomes the problem of flammable brake fluid and causes no pedal vibration in ABS operation, achieving safer ABS operation and higher ABS performance, and at the same time, resulting no pollution.
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.