45mph-0 in the rain. ABS slow to kick in, rear-end felt nervous. Not to keep touting the Focus, but the rudimentary beam axle in the Cruze is at fault here...the Watt's link (Z-link if you're in GM marketing) does little for directional stability. Focus has a Control Blade (trailing arm link) independent rear suspension and it keeps it more planted.
New Holland, ABS SuperSteer™
The antilock braking system, available on T7000 tractors, manages each
wheels brakes individually to improve stopping power, increasing
manoeuvrability and improving safety when transporting heavy equipment.
Another safety advantage: a hill holder engages the brakes to prevent the
tractor rolling back during hill starts. If that wasnt enough, the system
also allows the tractor to turn on a sixpence by pivoting on a controlled
and slowed down rear inside wheel; the operator can even control the amount
of slip to eliminate soil damage.
Mitsubishi L200's Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Have you ever seen an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in action? Mike Brewer
demonstrates how the ABS on the L200 makes a real difference when it counts
by regulating braking effort to prevent the wheels locking.
ABS vs. No ABS - Episode 4
Basically a re-make of Episode 1, with real life footage.
A lot of people claim that since past episodes are 3D representations,
therefore are fake or innacurate.
I know the difference would be much different if surface was wet, oily,
with gravel, mud, etc... My videos are based on day to day conditions.
Also I´m just trying to make a single point : "It is possible to stop on a
shorter distance without ABS"
I know it lets you steer, and all that stuff, but right now I´m not
dealing with it (maybe later). ABS is a safety feature but it always comes
to the driver to manouver correctly under dangerous circumnstances and take
the right decitions to avoid an accident. (like lowering your speed if road
is on low traction conditions, or not speeding while getting to a blind
Here´s me demonstrating what I´ve shown in previous episodes. I´m the
- In 2nd Threshold braking, I missed my braking point (a bush I used as
reference) so I had to brake a bit harder, you can see ABS is disabled
because on the last second my rear wheel locks.
- I changed locations because the tests where on different days, I have to
find a nice lone road to do them, and the tests of threshold braking I made
on the 1st location lacked a lot of references and was very hard to brake
always at the same speed, also I had less road to speed up and keep that
speed before braking.
- I lose speedometer when I disable ABS, how do I know I´m reaching the
same speed? well, I perform an ABS test and look at the tachometer to see
how much revolutions at certain gear I need for that particular speed (in
this case it was 3500 revs in 2nd gear for 55-60 kmph)
- The voice is all weird because its from a text to speech engine, it is
not me talking. I wanted to narrate stuff instead of typing everything like
on past episodes.
The car is a standard production car. Opel Astra with stock brakes, braking
pads are not new (in fact they need to be replaced)
Wheels are Michelin hydroedge, which are great to avoid hydroplaning and
they´re very hard, so they last a long way. There´s no flat stop after
the full lock test.
How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes) Work
A 3D video I wrote, storyboarded and directed. This video is posted
elsewhere but I'm the originator of the work.
Face-off: Chevrolet Cruze Vs Skoda Laura - NewsX
US Car maker General motors' recently launched a brand new version of its
popular sedan, the Cruze in India. But how well does it fare against the
current favorite the Skoda Laura. Shams Naqvi and Kanika Sood present a
battle of the Diesel Automatics. Find out who wins the on road battle.
For more log onto - http://www.newsx.com
Chevrolet CRUZE Safety Specs Video
This video highlights all of the great safety features of the 2011 Chevy
Cruze. You can learn more by visiting www.blog.maguireauto.com
Chevrolet's new Cruze is a global compact sedan that has been refined for
America with an emphasis on fuel economy.
The Cruze features two new small-displacement four-cylinder engines; a
140-hp 1.4L turbo, or a 138-hp
naturally-aspirated 1.8L. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on
the LS and soon to be released ECO trims; all others feature a six-speed
automatic transmission. Available safety features include ten airbags,
antilock brakes, stability control, traction control and anti-theft alarm
with engine immobilizer. The Cruze can be equipped with features such as
heated leather power seating, sunroof, remote start, satellite radio,
navigation system and automatic climate control.
The Cruze is all-new for 2011.
The rollover test facility is among the newest safety facilities in the GM
network. It was opened in 2006 and cost $10 million to construct and is the
only such facility owned and operated by an automaker in North America. The
engineers can conduct an array of different tests including a trip test to
evaluate what happens when the vehicle slides sideways into a curb or other
obstruction. A ramp is available to test what happens if the vehicle rides
up over a guard-rail and other reconfigurable structures can evaluate the
results of running off into a ditch.
Approximately 64 percent of the Cruze body is made from high strength
steels. The structure also makes use of tailor rolled steel for stampings
on the B-pillar. Tailor rolled steel blanks are made from sheets of various
thickness to provide additional strength where needed while eliminating
weight where it isn't necessary. The Cruze is the first car in its class
with 10 standard air bags, including knee air bags for both front seat
occupants, side curtain air bags and seat back mounted side airbags at all
four outboard positions. The Cruze has also received five-star crash safety
ratings in Korean, Chinese, Australian and European NCAP tests. On the
EuroNCAP, the Cruze got the highest score ever recorded for a compact
vehicle, and GM fully expects to get the highest rating in the U.S. as
In addition to the protection provided by the body and all of the air bags,
the Cruze also has standard electronic stability control to help prevent
crashes from happening in the first place. After a crash the OnStar system
automatically notifies emergency responders to provide assistance. Thanks
to the crash-worthiness technology developed by General Motors over the
past several decades, the Cruze could be one of the safest vehicles ever
built. And the lessons that its team learns today will be applied to
vehicles for years to come.
2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT Quick Look
Sorry guys, this video wasn't well done...kinda rushed. 2012 Chevrolet
Cruze 2LT with 1.4L turbo 4cyl and 6spd
automatic transmission interior, exterior, start up, rev, etc.
MSRP is about $22,990