Ford ABS Braking Systems are designed to help keep vehicles safe as they move forward and stop. These systems use brakes, sensors and a control unit to monitor wheel speed and control wheel lockup or skidding. This ensures that the car remains under control during sudden deceleration and emergency braking.
ABS stands for “Anti-lock Brake System”. It is made up of several components that work together to make sure that a car’s brakes are always performing optimally. The main components of an ABS system are: wheel speed sensors, brake hydraulics, control unit, speedometer module and a brake control unit.
Wheel speed sensors monitor the wheel speed of each wheel and communicate it back to the control unit. This allows the control unit to determine if the wheel is spinning too quickly or if the brakes need to be applied. If the speed is too high, the system will apply the brakes in order to slow the wheel down.
The brake hydraulic system is responsible for controlling the pressure and amount of brake fluid going to the brakes. The brake control unit sends the signal to the hydraulic system to apply the brakes. Once the brakes are applied, the wheel speed sensors will detect the change and send a signal back to the control unit.
The speedometer module is responsible for reporting the speed of the wheels back to the control unit. This allows the control unit to monitor the speed of the vehicle and adjust the brake application if necessary.
The last component of an ABS braking system is the brake control unit. This unit collects all the data from the sensors and the speedometer module and evaluates it to determine the proper course of action. If the wheel speed is too fast or the brakes need to be applied, the control unit will send the signal to the hydraulic system to apply the brakes.
Ford ABS braking systems are designed to help ensure that vehicles remain safe as they accelerate and decelerate. The system constantly monitors and evaluates wheel speed and braking pressure, allowing it to apply the brakes as necessary if wheel lockup is detected. This helps to keep cars from skidding and allow them to remain under control during emergency situations.