BRAKEDOWN: an ongoing collection of news and notes from around the global braking industry

SAE International announced that the student poster deadline is March 1, 2022. Prizes will be awarded and students who submit a poster will have free admittance into the SAE Brake Colloquium – September 25-28, 2022, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Frenkit has introduced its new product category Electric Parking Brake Kit (EPB), an electric motor that activates the parking brake.


Wilwood Engineering will support competitors in the Summit USMTS National Championship presented by RacinDirt in 2022 as the sponsor of the new Tough Brake Award.


Akebono was recently featured in an article about reducing CO2 production. “Akebono Brake Industry is reviewing the composition of its brake pads. The company heat treats materials such as ceramics and fibers encased in resin three times to strengthen them. It is now aiming to halve the emissions by changing the proportion of materials in some products and cutting the number of heat treatments to two.”


Tallano has been recently featured in an article on brake emissions and how the industry is working to reduce or eliminate the harmful effects of brake dust particles from automobiles.


Wilwood Engineering will be a contingency sponsor in 2022 for competitors in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series.


For the fourth consecutive year, J.Juan brakes have won the Dakar in the Side by Side category.


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