SECONDARY SAFETY BRAKES SYSTEM
The Secondary Safety Brakes System is a back-up braking system for automobiles activated by way of a push button switch mechanism mounted to the vehicle dash. Design intent is to provide motorists a practical means of safely stopping their vehicle in the event that the primary braking system fails.
• The Secondary Safety Brakes System could be configured as an aftermarket accessory to be installed in existing motor vehicles, or this system could be manufactured as an upgrade feature on newly manufactured cars and trucks.
• The Secondary Safety Brakes System would basically be comprised of the same components of the primary (stock) braking system, with these mechanics including a secondary master cylinder, as well as secondary calipers that are mounted behind the primary calipers, straddling the vehicle rotors. As with the primary braking system, these components would be connected to a secondary brake line. The Secondary Safety Brakes System would be activated by way of a simple push button mechanism mounted to the vehicle dash. A deactivation switch would be positioned directly below the activation switch and could be utilized to release the Secondary Safety Brakes System following use. These switches would be connected to the system by way of two, grounded power lines, with these lines in turn connected to a mechanical trigger. A piston which provides 200 to 300 pounds of fluid pressure would be connected to this trigger, with the opposite end connected to the actual secondary master cylinder. (The electrically operated caliper will contain the fluid. When the button is pressed, a signal will be sent to the trigger located inside of the caliper. This trigger will then push the fluid, which will in turn put pressure on the piston. As the piston comes out it will push against the brake pads, causing the vehicle to stop.)
• As an additional consideration, an optional solenoid version of the Secondary Safety Brakes System would be produced as well.
ADVANTAGES & BENEFITS
• The Secondary Safety Brakes System would provide motorists a reliable back-up braking system to be utilized in the event a vehicle’s primary braking system has failed. A fully functioning braking system that is mounted in conjunction with the stock braking system, the Secondary Safety Brakes System could be effortlessly activated by way o a simple
push button switch mounted to the vehicle dash , thus enabling the motorist to safely slow their vehicle to a stop and pull over to the side of the road.
• By enabling the user to maintain control over and safely stop their vehicle, even if their primary brakes have failed, the Secondary Safety Brakes System could potentially prevent a dangerous or even deadly accident from occurring. As such, the Secondary Safety Brakes System could prove an invaluable safety tool that could potentially save lives.