Trends in automotive braking

1 January 1
electric car driving at night in an urban area
With the automotive industry changing fast, what trends will brake pads, brake systems and car manufacturers see over the next few years?

Mark Segeren

Business Manager Lapinus

Over 100 kW of power are generated when stopping a 1300 kg car travelling at 100 km/hour in 5 seconds


This heat is generated in an area of just 50 cm2


The temperatures can reach 600°C whithin seconds.

anchoring effect in friction material fibres brake pad

Figure 2

The mineral fibre is in direct contact with the disc, forming a primary braking plateau. Wear debris accumulates in front of the fibres and forms a secondary plateau. The interaction between them produces a third body layer that determines braking performance.