Comparison of braking properties of selected vehicle with different methods
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Road and Urban Transport, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Submission date: 2021-12-10
Final revision date: 2022-01-26
Acceptance date: 2022-02-18
Publication date: 2022-03-31
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Marián Gogola   

Road and Urban Transport, University of Zilina, Univerzitna 8215/1, 01026, Žilina, Slovak Republic
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2022;95(1):5-17
The aim of this article was to perform a practical measurement of the braking properties of a selected Škoda Yeti vehicle on a wet and dry asphalt road and then evaluate and compare the measured data using a decelerograph and a mobile application mSTK. It is a new application for measuring driving dynamics, which was developed for the needs of technical inspection stations in Slovakia. The subject was the intensive braking of a Škoda Yeti passenger car with a fully compressed service brake from different velocities and on different surfaces. A total of 18 measurements were performed, of which 9 on the dry and 9 on the wet surface. This is a new alternative method for recording vehicle driving dynamics. The developed application in conjunction with modern smartphones can thus compete with the current decelographer, both in terms of technical parameters, measurement accuracy (total average deviation 2.11%) and ease of use. The results and data processed in this way are presented in the final part of the paper.
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