Patent Number: 7,765,049

Title: Braking system

Abstract: A braking system including a brake, a brake actuator which is operable to apply a force to the brake to effect braking, an automatic braking controller, and a manually operable brake actuator control device, the brake actuator control device including a manually operable control part which is movable between a release position and an apply position and which is adapted such that movement of the control part by a user from the release position to the apply position causes the brake actuator to apply the brake and movement of the control part by a user from the apply position to the release position causes the brake actuator to release the brake, the brake actuator control device being characterized in that it further includes a control actuator which engages with the control part and which is adapted to effect movement of the control part from the release position to the apply position on receipt of an appropriate signal from the automatic braking controller.

Inventors: Potter; Laurence John (Moseley, GB), Prescott; Robert David (Solihull, GB)

Assignee: Haldex Brake Products Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20060101); B60T 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018