Dealer’s voice: Aviation technology continues to drive auto innovation, from thestar.com.
My curiosity about automobile technology goes back to when I was apprenticing to become an automotive technician. I would ask teachers and instructors where the latest technologies came from. Often they’d reply, “the aviation industry.”
One of the early technologies that the airline industry adopted (which eventually migrated into cars) was anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Introduced on airliners in the 1930s, ABS brakes helped planes maneuvre better when they needed to brake during quick deceleration or on low-traction surfaces.
Today, ABS brakes are standard on most vehicles. The brake fluid pressure changes in an emergency stopping situation, which allows wheels to spin at a different rate of speed so that they don’t lock up.