AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF STOPPING DISTANCE OF AUTOMOBILES
Brake system performance is determined by stopping distance which is the function of vehicle velocity at the start of braking and deceleration. Brake performance parameters are investigated by applying various braking tests. These tests are carried out either for the purpose of certification at the production stage or the purpose of braking fault detection. In this experimental study, various braking test techniques have been investigated. A new method has been developed to determine the braking distance by means of the experiments conducted at road condition brake test techniques. It is determined that, stopping distance tendencies are the same, when it is compared with a different study. Correctness of the obtained values indicates practicability of the method.