The ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
is a vital feature that ensures safety of a car. It is an expansion of anti-lock brakes
and traction control systems. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration have already announced a mandatory rule to fit the ESC as the standard equipment for each and every car by 2012.
This safety feature helps to balance the track of the car if the driver looses control over the path. The electronic stability control system comes into play while taking a sharp curve when there are chances of skidding or loosing control resulting in spinning of the car. The system works with the forceful application of the brakes to an individual or multiple wheels and reduce engine throttle. This helps to gain the maximum traction and balances the car from going off-track or rolling over.
ESC, a computerized system works converse with a series of sensors that identifies the wheel spin, steering angle, wheel speed and sideway motion. Technically it does not actually increase the available traction, but definitely, controls the car completely acting according to the high-risk situations.
There are few car manufacturers who have improved their electronic stability control systems with a latest technology that works to further lessen the chances of roll over on their SUVs
as they have the higher chance to topple down compared to other vehicles.
ESC is also baptized with different names by different car manufacturers
like Vehicle Stability Enhancement (VSE), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC). The Society of Automotive Engineers has made a request to all the manufacturers to standardize this feature in all the cars. But until it is granted let’s ensure to ask about it and if not standard equipment then atleast as an optional feature.