Tuesday, November 12

TVS Motor’s Bikes to Get New Antilock Brake System with Grant of Patent

TVS Motor has bagged a patent for its anti-lock brake system (ABS) for motorcycles. The new system helps to overcome the problems, defects and drawbacks encountered in the previous models. The company is currently using the ABS technology in its high-end motorcycle TVS Apache, in collaboration with German component manufacturer Continental Corporation.

The company says that the presence of ABS in a motorcycle prevents locking of the front and rear wheels by automatically regulating the braking force acting on the front and rear wheels at the time of braking operation.

The patent application was filed in December 2009 and the company claimed that the said invention would substantially overcome the problems, defects or drawbacks encountered in the known system.

It is also meant to adapt an anti-lock brake system control unit in a two-wheeled motorcycle having a tubular frame construction with least modifications in comparison to the existing tubular frame construction without having a provision for ABS unit, it added. Another object of the invention is to locate the ABS unit near the centre of gravity in order to provide better stability to the vehicle and to optimise the brake performance by keeping, more or less, the same brake hose length for the front and rear.

Full Article – http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tvs-motor-s-bikes-to-get-new-antilock-brake-system-with-grant-of-patent-117032100192_1.html

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