The well-worn movie script of a vehicle's brakes suddenly giving out may be made obsolete thanks to a technology being developed by Meritor Automotive Inc., one of many advancements in braking systems the Troy, MI-based supplier has planned during this decade. Meritor foresees using electronic sensing and communication technologies to predict “when the brake or brake system needs servicing and alerting the driver or fleet that service is required at the next logical location,” says Paul M. ...

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