Modern passenger-car braking systems are more powerful than ever and they provide such performance through the detailed integration of a range of functions considered impossible only a while ago.
In partnership with a number of car manufacturers, Bosch has developed complete braking systems for 16 different vehicle platforms around the globe since 1998. Bosch makes all essential components in-house and so is able to offer car manufacturers complete solutions from a single source.
The latest example is the new Toyota Avensis. The braking system for the UK-built car was developed through close co-ordination with development engineers in Japan. In addition to the brake booster, brake master cylinder and brake callipers, Bosch also supplies the ESP for the new upper medium class car, significantly increasing directional stability in critical situations.
Whilst Bosch always aims to optimise the functions of all the individual components of braking systems, this does not mean they can be installed ‘off-the-shelf’. Bosch also places great emphasis on their interaction as a system and their interfaces with the entire car. For example, using their well-founded knowledge of the vibration behaviour of products, Bosch engineers are able to reduce the risk of brake squealing and judder, which results in a further increase of comfort.Published 3 June 2003