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Old 19th October 2007, 03:36   #16
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I understand that the tc not only brakes the wheels but does other things as well but how are electronic stability control and traction control different.
Traction control is generally limited to the driving wheels and works effectively under acceleration. When a car begins to oversteer or understeer due to acc, the TCS applies braking force and/or reduces power supply to the driving wheel that has lost traction.

Stability control uses ABS and TCS technology along with Active Yaw Control, to keep the vehicle from spinning out due to either deceleration or acceleration.

SC calculates your steering angle wrt to the turning angle of the car and if it finds a mismatch between the two, it'l start applying braking force not only to the driving wheel but to each individual wheel that needs to be kept under check.

Here's Tiff Needell showing us the diff between ABS, TCS and ESP (Stability Control) -


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Old 20th October 2007, 02:20   #17
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wow never new tc and esp are so helpful.
my 12lac corolla dont even have abs. sheeshh . rip offf
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