An Overview of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Safety
As a driver, it is undoubtedly your ultimate priority to ensure you are safe every single time you get behind the wheel. This is the main purpose of an Electronic Stability Control, also known as ESC. ESC serves to protect drivers by avoiding crashes in a number of ways, such as reducing the danger of skidding, over-steering, fish-tailing, etc. This technology activates when a driver loses control of his or her car, applying individual brakes in order to point the vehicle back into the original direction.
ESC is a safety system that is designed to automatically intervene in the event of vehicle instability. It does so by constantly comparing the vehicle’s movement with sensors, measuring any time a vehicle seems to largely deviate from what would be the driver’s intended path. This works most often in the event of a sharp turn, curve, or otherwise evasive action.
According to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ESC has the potential to greatly reduce the number of fatal crashes and potentially save the lives of many. It is built-in and available in a number of newer vehicles, though it can be purchased as an add-on for all major automobile makers, SUVs, and pickup trucks.
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