Towed vehicle brake controller

CAFC
  • US 6,837,551 B2
  • Filed: 04/07/2003
  • Issued: 01/04/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A vehicle towing system which comprises:

  • a towing vehicle for towing a towed vehicle having brakes;

    a brake controller;

    said brake controller including a multi-axis accelerometer; and

    circuitry to sum sensed accelerations of said multi-axis accelerometer and to sense braking forces on said towing vehicle;

    said circuitry being operable to cause the activation of the brakes of the towed vehicle in a manner that is insensitive to the position of the accelerometer.

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