Monday, October 12, 2009

Automatic Stability Control Systems

Many people see car commercials featuring automatic stability control and think that this automotive technology is valuable thing to have. Many automobile buyers may not know that stability control is operated by the ABS system already deployed on most new cars.

Stability control offers assistance when the automobile is braking, coasting or even during heavy acceleration. If the brakes are already applied but over steer or under steer is detected by on board sensors the fluid pressure to the appropriate caliper is increased to maintain driver control.

It took us a while to get used to keyless entry remotes, anti lock brake systems and traction control technology. But they have been proven to provide a safer driving experience. Automobile safety can be improved by the deployment of these stability control systems. Over time as automotive diagnosis and technologies improve, we may even see them as government mandated standard safety equipment.

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