Originally Posted by vijay79
We see power brakes in todays every vehicle (i might b wrong). Is it really necessary for light vehicles like cars to have this sytem? I agree that old cars like ambassadors and premier padmini with drum brakes were having little hard brake pedals but even then it is comfortable for braking.
Vijay, another unique one from you
Power Brakes are a necessity in today's time because:
* Traffic has increased so driving and braking has to be accurate.
* Car's have light weight body shells as to increase fuel efficiency so to avoid a major happening power brakes are the right choice.
* Technical upgrades are a welcome change.
* Comparing it to Premier Padmini or Ambassador is wrong since at that time neither traffic was there nor technology was so advanced. The cars were relying on the structural strength only.
But today we have powerfull disc brakes that doesnt need extra force to press brake pedal. Just a slight pressure on pedal or lever controls the speed amazingly. So what is the need for power brakes if we have to apply little force?
At present in some high end cars like BMW et al there is a provision of electrical hand-brake where in you don't need to move your hand and pull the lever. Just press the button and its activated. But apart from that the cars in India at present are not so advanced that they can for go the ABC paddles. Though C Paddle is already not there in Automatics. Apart from that, Disc brakes are more accurate than drum ones.
Also power brakes system makes braking system depend on engine.if engine is off brakes also off. I think sometimes its risky. |
Tell me the risk Vijay? If the engine is off then what's the problem? How will a switched off engine affect braking of the car?