Braking System Reduces Energy Used By High-Speed Trains

Braking System Reduces Energy Used By High-Speed Trains
Innovation

Currently under trial in Germany, regenerative brakes could reduce locomotive emissions while increasing efficiency.

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 7 january 2013

Slowing down and stopping motorized vehicles requires the conversion of kinetic energy, movement, into another form of energy. The energy is usually converted to heat resulting from friction, i.e. from the brake pads on your car. Essentially, the energy is wasted.

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