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Automotive IQ Article: Regenerative braking in autonomous and electrified landscape

Automotive IQ Article: Regenerative braking in autonomous and electrified landscape

Automotive IQ Article on Regenerative Braking

While developments in brake technology in the past have been slow and gradual, the sector is experiencing something of a revolutionary change due to the trends of electrification and autonomous driving. Both of these trends provide a series of challenges and opportunities for OEMs and suppliers, but these must be weighted against the need for functional safety of such a critical system.

As electric vehicles gain more of the market share we can expect more advances in regenerative braking. This is because such systems can help to increase vehicle range, while at the same time, potentially reduce weight and reduce cost. Meanwhile, regenerative braking systems designed for today’s petrol and diesel-powered vehicles can have a substantial impact on fuel efficiency and therefore, help to reduce emissions. The example of Fraikins’rigid truck demonstrator also highlights the vast potential benefits to the haulage industries whereby such a system can dramatically reduce fuel consumption and emissions - particularly in urban areas.


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