Brake control unit

  • US 9,758,138 B2
  • Filed: 07/14/2014
  • Issued: 09/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling braking of a towed vehicle, said method comprising:

  • receiving a speed signal based on speed of a towing vehicle, or a towed vehicle, or both said towing vehicle and said towed vehicle;

    generating a brake output signal based on at least said speed signal;

    sending said brake output signal to brakes of said towed vehicle to provide power to said brakes;

    applying said brakes of said towed vehicle based on said brake output signal;

    determining a relationship between said speed and a speed threshold;

    applying a function to modify said brake output signal only when said speed of the towing vehicle is below said speed threshold;

    wherein said function modifies said brake output based on said speed; and

    wherein said brake output signal is not modified based on speed when said speed of said towing vehicle is above said speed threshold.

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