Patent Number: 6,253,887

Title: Method and system for braking a vehicle

Abstract: In a method and apparatus for braking a vehicle by means of at least a service brake and a retarder brake, the brake pedal velocity (v.sub.B) is detected and the brake pressure is increased by a control device (10) if the pedal velocity exceeds a definable activation threshold value (S). In addition, the position of an operating element of the retarder brake is detected, and the activation threshold value (S) is reduced if the position of the operating element exceeds a definable limit value (G).

Inventors: Frank; Peter (Stuttgart, DE), Reichelt; Werner (Esslingen, DE), Scheible; Gerhard (Weinstadt, DE)

Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG

International Classification: B60T 13/58 (20060101); B60T 13/10 (20060101); B60T 8/32 (20060101); F16D 065/52 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018