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The objective of this project is to compare the braking efficiency of cars which have adaptive braking controls with current standard systems on popular cars. This project will also recommend any design changes to adaptive controls.
This project will explore the safety of braking systems available to disabled drivers and establish whether the quality of the adaptations needs to be improved. It would be exploratory to see if there are significant differences between standard car braking systems and those fitted to adapted cars. If there are differences, then further work will be required to minimise the effect of such differences.
Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU
+44 (0)2476 355000
Cost to the Department: £192,700.00
Actual start date: 08 November 2000
Actual completion date: 14 August 2002
Disabled Drivers' Braking Abilities
Publication date: 08/08/2003
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/car/mavis/research