While , the aircraft's autobrake can be set to the mode, commonly indicated on an aircraft instrument panel as RTO. In case of the Airbus A300-600 and A320 family models, "MAX" mode is set. In RTO setting, the aircraft monitors certain variables, depending on the autobrake model. Most autobrakes engage RTO braking if the pilot returns the to the "idle" position, or if is engaged. Other autobrake systems may monitor critical flight controls for failures.
But failure aside, sometimes it’s nice to know a little bit more about your brakes. After all, they do save your life on a daily basis. Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about automobile brakes:
One of the main advantages of engaging the autobrake as opposed to manually pressing on brake pedals is the uniform deceleration mechanism of the autobrake. The aircraft automatically decelerates at the selected level regardless of other factors, such as aircraft and other deceleration methods such as deployment of or .
Such accidents could soon be a thing of the past, for those driving new cars at least, thanks to Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). It’s a system that uses radar, lidar (laser) or video technology to warn the driver of an impending frontal collision before priming the brakes and eventually performing an emergency stop.