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New Disc Brakes that can cut the Pollution

Innovation is the father of development. With the number of cars increasing with a tremendous rate and this in turn increasing the pollution that is spoiling the air we breathe, innovation that can cut down the pollution is the need of the hour.

In terms of the safety quotient, disc brakes since the time of its innovation in 1950s have been helpful in saving a number of lives by stopping the car “on a dime”. But, they could be inadvertently damaging people's health thanks to dust and rust particulates.


What is we tell you that a Disc Brake can actually help in cutting down the pollution?

This reinvented wheel is called the iDisc. A disc brake that took years to develop, now after a long wait, it is all set to be sent for production.

Although we all know that even the cleanest gasoline or diesel cars emit some level of pollution in the air, in urban areas, such as busy inner-city areas, particulate pollution generated by vehicles is most likely to come from brake and tire wear.

As per one of the reports by the German government suggest that brakes and tires are responsible for 32% of a car's particulate emissions when driving around town


The company, Bosch subsidiary Buderus Guss, has tried to bring down the particulate pollution by using a well-treated disc brake that has the capability of reducing the pollution level by a 90%. The disc's friction ring (where the caliper will grip the rotor to bring the car to a halt) is given a heat and a rust treatment and then given a tungsten-carbide coating.


The result is a disc that costs more than a standard cast iron disc but significantly less than the carbon ceramic discs found on the likes of Ferraris and Porsches.