Brakes are some of the most crucial safety components in automobiles. Used to slow a vehicle’s momentum before parking and avoid collisions and accidents, braking systems have undergone rapid development throughout the years. Automobile brakes have evolved from the mechanical drum brakes of the early 19th century to hydraulic brakes, disc brakes, and recently, electronic braking systems that could render previous designs obsolete in the long run. Electronic braking, also known as brake-by-wire, overcomes several limitations with traditional braking systems in modern vehicles.
This whitepaper by Allegro MicroSystems examines the most promising trends in electronic braking and introduces Allegro’s sensor IC solutions for automotive applications.