Vacuum-Free Braking May Be in Next Generation of GM Trucks

By Tim Healey Reducing weight is one good way to improve fuel economy, and auto-industry suppliers who work on brakes have been trying to replace conventional vacuum-style boosters in order to cut vehicle mass for a long time.
One solution is electrically actuated brakes, and supplier ZF TRW said that it expects market penetration to be 8 percent by 2020 and 20 percent by 2025, according to Ward’s Auto.
The newest piece of equipment from ZF TRW is Integrated Brake Control. This system replaces the master cylinder, vacuum pump, and hoses; replacing them with a volleyball-sized one-piece module that integrates the stability control system, traction

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