The test is performed on polished outdoor or indoor ice pavements, making the test vehicle brake from 20 km/h to standstill with ABS activated. Speed and distance are measured by a GPS-based device or equivalent optical device equipped with optional sensors like a brake switch, accelerometers or wheel speed sensors. The braking distance and the deceleration are plot every 5 km/h in order to clearly identify the different design contributions to the braking overall performance. It is also calculated the distance and deceleration between 20 and 5 km/h in order to fit with the most common braking metrics excluding the influence of the brake pressure build-up time and the car ABS logic at low speeds. A deep data analysis to recognize the ABS logic impact and its matching with the tires characteristic is also possible. A track conditioning with out of test tires is mandatorily required before starting the test. The test starts with the control tire set to be re-tested at the end of the session in order to keep into consideration possible changes of the test conditions. Up to 7 brakes are measured for each tire set and the average deceleration is considered for the overall result (expressed in %).


Ice Braking test