LONDON – The squeal of vehicle brakes is not only irritating – and sometimes frightening – but it also can cause reduced system performance, leading to huge warranty payouts. But the problem can be eliminated if brake manufacturers exploit new collective research by German brake-supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, LMS International of Belgium and the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels. A brake noise team representing the three entities used laser beams to measure vibrations and found ...

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