Q & A
1. How much abrasive does a vehicle have to carry?
The ICE requires only about one liter in its reservoir for each wheel. This affords either two complete stops on ice from 70 mph or 14 stops from 30 mph or any combination in between. One cubic inch covers about 30 feet of road thus the one liter of abrasive covers about a quarter mile of stopping / turning. The ICE deploys only and always in the most dangerous braking situations. By design, very little abrasive is wasted thus the amount needed is surprisingly small.
2. How has this been tested?
The ICE has been and continues to tested in the harsh conditions of Minnesota winters. It has been under development for over ten years and has been studied by the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University. BRB Technologies owns and operates its own winter proving grounds in northern Minnesota.
3. What about the cars behind you? How are they affected by the ICE?
When abrasive is deployed by the ICE it remains for any traffic that follows. Thus the improvement in highway safety is not limited to the vehicles equipped with the ICE.
4. What kind of abrasive works best?
Crushed granite. Crushed granite comes dry, isn’t hydroscopic and doesn’t cake up, even over extended periods of time.
5. Won’t the abrasive get wet?
No. Our prototype has been driven through heavy and sustained rain for five hundred miles at freeway speeds while maintaining a completely dry mechanism and reservoir.