The history of air disc brake usage on commercial vehicles

Haldex, a supplier of air disc brakes, discusses the history of air disc brakes in this whitepaper.

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The history of air disc brake usage on commercial vehicles has its beginning in Europe. Although air disc brakes were evaluated and developed in the early 1980’s for North American vehicles, the performance and durability problems at the time outweighed the benefits and those early evaluations were soon abandoned by the market.  In contrast, as early as twenty years ago, air disc brakes were widely used throughout Europe for all wheel positions. Haldex, a supplier of air disc brakes, discusses the history of air disc brakes in this whitepaper.