Patent Number: 6,254,202

Title: Vehicle braking apparatus

Abstract: A vehicle capable of performing automatic driving can be braked with a hydraulic braking pressure produced by a master cylinder having a vacuum booster and a hydraulic braking pressure produced by a hydraulic pressure pump provided to an ABS/B-TCS hydraulic pressure control unit. During normal braking, the vehicle performs braking with the hydraulic braking pressure produced by the master cylinder, by controlling a linear solenoid of the vacuum booster in accordance with a command from an automatic driving electronic control unit. If an insufficient braking force is obtained from the hydraulic braking pressure produced by the master cylinder or a failure occurs in the braking system of the master cylinder, the vehicle performs emergency braking with the hydraulic braking pressure produced by the hydraulic pressure pump of the ABS/B-TCS hydraulic pressure control unit HU.

Inventors: Kawamoto; Yoshimichi (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60T 8/88 (20060101); B60T 7/22 (20060101); B60T 13/66 (20060101); B60T 8/44 (20060101); B60T 008/88 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018