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Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) is an automobilebrake technology that automatically varies the amount of force applied to each of a vehicle's brakes, based on road conditions, speed, loading, etc. Often coupled with anti-lock braking systems, EBD can apply more or less braking pressure to each wheel in order to maximize stopping power. Karl Benzs Velo model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race An automobile (or motorcar; often simply car; also auto, motor) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In physics, force is an influence that may cause an object to accelerate. ... An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ...
In a hydraulic brake system not equipped with EBD, there is a fixed front-to-rear brake force bias which is determined by the hydraulic components (for example, caliper piston diameter). This bias may be shifted under heavy braking, by means of a mechanical proportioning valve, to prevent rear-wheel lockup. EBD instead applies brake force precisely through electronic control. It recognizes that driving conditions, braking situations and vehicle weight distributions are unique and constantly changing. Working together with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), EBD uses sensors to determine which wheels would provide maximum braking for the conditions – whether that's the front or rear wheels, the left or right. The final result is more precise and effective braking under all conditions, and also makes the car much more stable under heavy braking, reducing front end dive. A proportioning valve is a valve that relies on the laws of fluid pressure to distribute input forces to one or more output lines. ... An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ...
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