Vehicle brake control

  • US 6,193,333 B1
  • Filed: 06/24/1999
  • Issued: 02/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A braking system for a vehicle having a transmission which can be shifted between a plurality of transmission ratios including a higher ratio and a lower ratio, the system comprising braking means, control means for controlling application of the braking means, and ratio detection means for detecting which ratio the transmission is operating in, wherein the control means defines a target speed and is arranged to control the braking means so as to maintain the speed of the vehicle at the target speed, the magnitude of the target speed is dependent on which transmission ratio is selected, and the target speed is higher when the higher ratio is selected than when the lower ratio is selected.

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