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Vehicle Stability Control

            Vehicle stability control, traction control and ABS systems are essentially the same thing what manufacturers do is add different sensors to create a desired result. In the case of stability control what makes this system different is,  it works to control lateral side to side movement when your vehicle loses traction. Stability control systems are particularly effective in inclement driving conditions, where the roadway may be covered with rain, ice or snow and the normal friction between the tires and the road is reduced. If the vehicle were to loose traction the stability control system kicks in reducing engine speed by controlling throttle angle as well as wheel braking regardless what the driver is actually doing


These systems are very complex with various sensors all working together however there are a couple of things you may want to know about stability control. First, the system is designed to do most of the "thinking" for you. Depending on the particular driving situation, the system may activate an individual wheel brake or any combination of the four, as well as control the throttle, until the vehicle is once again stable.

Second, the system is fully independent of the driver's actions. Even if the car is free-rolling (no acceleration or braking input from the driver), the stability control system will kick in and perform its duty. When this happens you’re usually going along for the ride all you need to do is steer.


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