Electronic stability control

Electronic stability control - Electronic Stability Control...

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Electronic Stability Control The insurance institute for highway safety says that electronic stability control is the second greatest improvement in vehicle safety after the seat belt. It could supposedly reduce fatal accidents by 41%. The National Highway Safety Administration has mandated that all 2012 and newer vehicles be equipped with electronic stability control. It can reduce rollover fatalities by 50% which equates to saving 5000 lives a year. Different brands have different names, but in general it is referred to as Electronic stability control. Electronic stability control uses the existing anti lock brake system. It uses the wheel speed sensors and steering angle sensor. When making a left hand turn if the driver is turning too hard it will brake on the drivers side rear tire to help reduce the oversteer and prevent the vehicle from spinning out or rolling. If the vehicle needs to turn sharper it will brake on the drivers side front tire. This helps the vehicle turn sharper. If the driver has to make an emergency stop the vehicle will skid and engage the
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course AUTOMOTIVE AUTO155 taught by Professor Spratling during the Spring '10 term at BYU - ID.

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