Brake System Road Test Code - Passenger Car and Light-Duty Truck-Trailer Combinations
|Publication Date:||1 April 2013|
This SAE Recommended Practice establishes a uniform procedure for the level road test of the brake systems of all combinations of new multipurpose passenger vehicles, new light-duty trucks up to and including 4500 kg (10 000 lb), and new passenger cars when coupled with new trailers (braked or unbraked).
Purpose-The purpose of the test code is to establish a uniform test procedure to determine capabilities with regard to:
Deceleration versus input, as affected by vehicle speed, brake temperature, and usage.
Brake system integrity within the limits of this test.
Stopping ability during:
Emergency (partial brake) conditions.
Inoperative power assist conditions.