Simple Tech: ESP and Traction Control explained

The computer inside your car that’s busy saving you from yourself

Overdrive August 30, 2016 08:30:07 IST
Simple Tech: ESP and Traction Control explained

We’ve been controlling cars for over a hundred years and our research shows we’ve been doing with rare exceptions, a terrible job of it. Traffic has killed more people than all the wars in history and mechanical failure is usually a much smaller factor overall than human error.

Which is why our cars (and increasingly motorcycles) have more and more computing power - to keep us safe. Last time, we spoke about ABS and EBD. This time, let’s talk about the next steps - traction control and stability programs.

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