Brakes, Brake Control and Driver Assistance Systems

Function, Regulation and Components

  • Konrad Reif

Part of the Bosch Professional Automotive Information book series (BPAI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Wulf Post
    Pages 1-11
  3. Friedrich Kost
    Pages 12-27
  4. Wulf Post
    Pages 28-39
  5. Wulf Post
    Pages 40-55
  6. Wulf Post
    Pages 56-73
  7. Heinz-Jürgen Koch-Dücker, Ulrich Papert
    Pages 74-93
  8. Frank Niewels, Jürgen Schuh
    Pages 94-101
  9. Thomas Ehret
    Pages 102-123
  10. Jochen Wagner
    Pages 124-133
  11. Frank Heinen, Peter Eberspächer
    Pages 134-141
  12. Erich Zabler
    Pages 142-153
  13. Bernhard Kant
    Pages 154-157
  14. Wolfgang Rieger
    Pages 158-161
  15. Bernhard Mattes
    Pages 162-179
  16. Peter Knoll
    Pages 180-185
  17. Hermann Winner, Klaus Winter, Bernhard Lucas, Hermann Mayer, Albrecht Irion, Jens Lüder et al.
    Pages 186-229
  18. Peter Knoll
    Pages 230-235
  19. Bernhard Herzog
    Pages 236-241
  20. S. Rehlich, M. Neumann, Marcus Risse, Wolfgang Baierl, Gerald Spreitz
    Pages 242-245

About this book


Braking systems have been continuously developed and improved throughout the last years. Major milestones were the introduction of antilock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability program. This reference book provides a detailed description of braking components and how they interact in electronic braking systems.


Motor vehicle safety.- Basic principles of vehicle dynamics.- Car braking systems.- Car braking-system components.- Wheel brakes.- Antilock breaking systems.- Traction control system.- Electronic stability program.- Automatic brake functions.- Hydraulic modulator.- Sensors for brake control.- Sensotronic brake control.- Active steering.- Occupant protection systems.- Driver assistance systems.- Adaptive cruise control.- Parking systems.- Instrumentation.- Orientation methods.- Navigation systems.- Workshop technology.

The target groups

Motor-vehicle technicians in education and vocational training

Master-mechanics and technicians in garage-workshops

Teachers and lecturers in vocational schools

Students at universities and technical colleges

And all those interested in automotive engineering

About the Bosch Group

Bosch is the world´s largest independent supplier of parts and equipment for motor vehicles. Innovations by Bosch have shaped the development of the automobile. Bosch´s dominant technological role in many fields is demonstrated by the fact that it has the most patent applications in automotive engineering in Germany, to the European Patent Office and in the USA.


Active steering Basic principles Parkins system Safety Sensor Workshop technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Konrad Reif
    • 1
  1. 1.Duale Hochschule Baden-WürttembergFriedrichshafenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-03977-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-03978-3
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