Posted by starstuff on Monday January 05, 2009 12:51am,UTC

Vacuum brakes etc

Traditional friction-based braking is still used with electrical regenerative braking for the following reasons:

For these reasons there is typically the need to control the regenerative braking and match the friction and regenerative braking to produce the desired total braking output. The GM EV-1 was the first commercial car to do this. Engineers Abraham Farag and Loren Majersik were issued 2 patents for this 'Brake by Wire' technology.

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