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Automotive brakes have evolved from simple wooden block brakes which were used in steel rimmed wheels, to modern days disc and drum brakes with electronic assistance. The key function of brakes in automobiles is to slow down or stop the vehicle in motion. Majority of the brakes used in automobiles are of friction types, in which the brakes use friction to slow down the vehicle. In this, brakes convert the kinetic energy of the moving wheels to heat energy via friction, which is then dissipated into the atmosphere.
Apart from friction, another type of brake is electromagnetic or electro-mechanical brakes. These use electromagnetic force to apply mechanical resistance. The electromagnetic brakes are popularly used in trains and trams. However, recent designs have increased the possibility of using electromagnetic brakes in aircraft to reduce the wear and tear on the tires with regenerative braking (energy recovery mechanism).
As discussed earlier, majority of the automobiles use friction brakes, the scope of this study is confined to disc and drum brakes, which are the two types of the friction brakes. In drum brakes the friction is caused by brake shoes, whereas in disc brakes the friction material is called as brake pads. In addition to the key function of slowing down the vehicle (deceleration), the automotive brakes (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/237861-automotive-brake-system-market-by-geography-brake-type-disc-drum-vehicle-type-passenger-cars-light-heavy-commercial-two-wheelers-technology-electronically-assisted-others-global-trends-forecast-to-2018.html) also deal with absorption of kinetic energy. The modern brakes are associated with electronic assistance and hence, known as electronic brake system (EBS) as a whole. An EBS is composed of any of the functions such as Anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability program (ESP), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), traction control system (TCS) etc.
With all these electronic assistance functions, modern automotive brakes are not limited to deceleration only, but they also play an important role in driver’s assistance and safety. Increasing national & international regulations towards vehicle safety, regulations for vehicle stopping distance, and changing customer orientation in the direction of personal safety would upsurge the overall demand of automotive brakes at the promising rate in the future. Hence, many technological developments pertaining to cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the automotive brakes can be expected in subsequent five years.
The report segments the market based on vehicle types (passenger, commercial, heavy trucks and buses, and two-wheelers); geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World); brake types (disc and drum); technology (brakes with and without electronic assistance); and provides market forecast in terms of volume (number of brakes) and revenue ($million) for aforesaid segments.
The report classifies and defines the demand for brakes in the automobile industry. It covers qualitative data about automotive brakes as a system, its components and functions. The report also provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and key issues in the automotive brakes market.
Scope of the Report
The global automotive brakes market is analyzed in terms of volume (thousand units) and value ($millions) for the aforesaid vehicle types, brake types & technologies by regions and respective major countries.
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Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments): Accuride Corporation, Aisin Seiki Co. (Ltd), Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd, Automotive Components Europe S.A. (ACE), Brembo S.P.A., Continental AG, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Haldex AB, Halla Mando Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd, Kiriu Corporation, Knorr-Bremse AG, Meritor Inc., Nisshinbo Brake Inc., Nissin Kogyo Co. Ltd, Robert Bosch GMBH, Sundaram Brake Linings Limited, TMD Friction Group S.A., TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic Co. Ltd
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