Brake control apparatus and method

  • US 20030137192A1
  • Filed: 01/16/2003
  • Published: 07/24/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A brake control apparatus comprising:

  • a master cylinder to produce a brake fluid pressure in response to a driver'"'"'s braking operation;

    a brake actuating section connected with the master cylinder, to receive the brake fluid pressure from the master cylinder and to produce a braking force to brake a vehicle;

    a vehicle sensor to sense a vehicle condition; and

    a hill hold control section to initiate a hill hold control to hold the vehicle in a stop state by the braking force produced by the brake actuating section even after an end of the driver'"'"'s braking operation, in accordance with a hill hold control start adjustment parameter determined from the vehicle condition sensed by the vehicle sensor when the vehicle is in the stop state.

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