Simple tech: ESP, traction control explained
The computer inside your car that’s busy saving you from yourself
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 month, we talked about ABS and EBD. This time, let’s talk about the next steps - traction control and stability programs.
Traction Control or...