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antilock braking system [1 record]

Record 1 2013-05-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Braking Systems (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
  • Safety Equipment (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
DEF

A [braking] system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking.

OBS

antiskid system; antiskid device: These terms are often used as synonyms for "antilock braking system." Such a use should be avoided since an antiskid system/device is a system that helps maintain control in fast turns. It works whether or not the brakes are applied. Sensors automatically apply individual brakes to prevent a sideways skid.

Key term(s)
  • anti-lock brake system
  • anti-locking brake system
  • anti-locking braking system
  • anti-skid device
  • anti-skid system
  • antilock brakes
  • antilocking brakes

French

Domaine(s)
  • Freins (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
  • Sécurité (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
DEF

Dispositif de freinage interdisant le blocage des roues, quelle que soit l'action exercée par le conducteur sur la pédale de frein.

OBS

L'ordre transmis par le conducteur en actionnant la pédale est analysé électroniquement, modulé et réparti à chaque fraction de seconde avec un effet retardateur, tel que la décélération obtenue soit maximale.

OBS

antiblocage de sécurité; ABS : terme et abréviation publiés au Journal officiel de la République française le 23 octobre 1999.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Frenos (Vehículos automotores y bicicletas)
  • Equipo de seguridad (Vehículos automotores y bicicletas)
DEF

[Sistema que] evita el bloqueo de las ruedas que se produce cuando se aplican repentinamente los frenos del vehículo.

OBS

El sistema estabiliza la dirección de movimiento del vehículo y garantiza el control de la dirección durante una frenada brusca.

OBS

ABS, por sus siglas en inglés.

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