Wheeled vehicle

  • US 5,941,614 A
  • Filed: 04/09/1997
  • Issued: 08/24/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wheeled vehicle having a plurality of wheels, a plurality of braking means each for braking one of said wheels, wheel lock detection means for detecting locking of any of said wheels, vehicle speed detecting means for detecting the speed of the vehicle, a driver-operable accelerator and control means which has an activated state and a de-activated state;

  • wherein in the activated state the control means is arranged to apply each braking means to slow the vehicle when the vehicle speed detecting means detects that the vehicle speed is above a predetermined target speed and the wheel lock detection means detects no locking of the wheels, to release the braking means to accelerate the vehicle when the vehicle speed detecting means detects that the vehicle speed is below the predetermined target speed, and to release the braking means if locking of its respective wheel is detected while the detected vehicle speed is above said threshold speed, and to change the target speed in response to operation of the accelerator by a driver.

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