Ford Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is one of the most advanced systems available in the automotive industry today. It combines the power of modern electronics with the efficiency of hydraulic systems to provide the driver with the confidence of knowing that their vehicle can be stopped quickly and in an effective manner.
The system works by using a number of sensors located in each wheel that detect the speed of each wheel, and gauges the rate of skid of the vehicle in comparison to the desired direction of travel. When these sensors detect that a wheel is locking up and no longer able to turn (due to the vehicles acceleration and braking) the system responds by releasing brake pressure to that wheel. You’ll notice a pulsing sensation through the brake pedal when this occurs; this is the ABS system engaging.
The benefit of this type of system can be felt in emergency braking situations when one or more wheels might normally lock up as you brake. With an ABS system, the vehicle will remain stable on the road, allowing you to regain control in a shorter amount of time and keep the vehicle in the desired direction at all times.
The only negative aspect to having an ABS system is that the larger the car and the higher the brake force, the more complex the electronics system will become, adding to the expense and complexity of the vehicle when it comes to maintenance.
All in all, the Ford Anti-Lock Braking system provides a great balance between efficiency and effectiveness that other systems on the market today fail to deliver. While it does add some cost to the overall price of a vehicle, it also gives drivers the peace of mind that they are getting the safest and most advanced braking system available. The ABS system from Ford offers drivers a level of confidence that cannot be matched by any other system, ensuring that safety and performance are always at the highest level.