GM patented innovative brakes for a trailer carJanuary 22, 2020
GM has unveiled a new trailer brake concept that it claims could reduce the braking distance of the GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado by 20%.
One of the problems with using a pickup truck for towing is that extra weight means an increase in stopping distance. This problem is what General Motors is trying to solve with the concept of a new trailer braking technology designed to reduce the distance required for braking.
The new development includes the existing eBoost brake system integrated into the pickup and trailer, as well as upgraded brake rotors, calipers and tires for the trailer.
According to the specialists of the American company, equipped with such equipment, the pickup can stop as if it is not towing anything. As shown in the demo video and in the figure, to reduce the braking distance at a speed of 100 km / h to 12 meters compared to a truck and a trailer equipped with traditional electric brakes, the difference is 20%.
According to GM, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups have everything they need to prepare for the production of this technology, but so far there is not a single trailer that can interface with them.
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