1. Science
  2. Physics
  3. we have a car 1354 kg on a level surface...

Question: we have a car 1354 kg on a level surface...

Question details

We have a car (1,354 kg) on a level surface with a constant velocity (v 26 m/s) with u -0.75 μ,-0.67). The driver sees a tortoise crossing the road and hits the brakes. Hint: Compare how much frictional force the wheels have with the ground in each case. 1. Determine the cars minimum braking distance with normal brakes (non-abs), assuming the driver slams on the brakes as hard as they can 2. Determine the cars minimum braking distance, this time with antilock brakes. How do these two methods of stopping a car compare? Calculate the ratio of abs stopping distance to the non-abs stopping distance. Please interpret your results from parts (1) and (2) to explain why modern cars tend to come equipped with antilock brakes as a standard safety feature. 3.

Solution by an expert tutor
Blurred Solution
This question has been solved
Subscribe to see this solution