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Encyclopedia > Electronic stability program

Electronic Stability Program (ESPĀ®) is a registered trademark of the Robert Bosch GmbH and used originally for Mercedes-Benz. It was introduced to the mass market by Continental Automotive Systems under the under the broader moniker of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a vehicle equipment category recognized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. ESC compares the driver's intended direction in steering and braking inputs, to the vehicle's response, via lateral acceleration, rotation (yaw) and individual wheel speeds. ESP then brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces excess engine power as needed to help correct understeer (plowing) or oversteer (fishtailing). ESC also integrates all-speed traction control, which senses drive-wheel slip under acceleration and individually brakes the slipping wheel or wheels, and/or reduces excess engine power, until control is regained. ESC cannot override a car's physical limits. If a driver pushes the possibilities of the car's chassis and ESC too far, ESC cannot prevent a crash]]. It is a tool to help the driver maintain control. The Robert Bosch GmbH is a company which was started in 1886 by Robert Bosch. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Steering is the term applied to the collection of components, linkages, etc. ... Acceleration is the time rate of change of velocity, and at any point on a v-t graph, it is given by the gradient of the tangent to that point In physics, acceleration (symbol: a) is defined as the rate of change (or time derivative) of velocity. ... An engine is something that produces some effect from a given input. ... Understeer, in an automobile, is when the front tires have a loss of traction during a cornering situation, thus, causing the front of the car to head towards the outside of the corner. ... Oversteer, in an automobile, is when the rear tires have a loss of traction during a cornering situation, thus, causing the rear of the car to head towards the outside of the corner. ... Traction control and Vehicle Stability Control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of control when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. ... A chassis (plural: chassis) consists of a framework which supports an inanimate object, analogous to an animals skeleton; for example in the construction of an automobile or of a firearm. ...


Stability control equipment is now generally know as electronic stability control or ESC, a category recognized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Electronic stability control combines anti-lock brakes, traction control and yaw control (yaw is spin around a vertical axis). To grasp how it works, think of steering a canoe. If you want the canoe to turn or rotate to the right, you plant the paddle in the water on the right to provide a braking moment on the right side. The canoe pivots or rotates to the right. ESC fundamentally does the same to assist the driver. Numerous international studies have confirmed the effectiveness of ESC in helping the driver maintain control of the car, help save lives and reduce the severity of crashes. In the fall of 2004 in the U.S., the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration confirmed the international studies, releasing results of a field study in the U.S. of ESC effectiveness. NHTSA concluded that ESC reduces crashes by 35%. The prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety later issued their own study that concluded the widespread application of ESC could save 7,000 lives a year. That makes ESC the greatest safety equipment development since seat belts, according to some experts. Vehicle manufacturers use electronic stability control systems under different marketing names: The Society of Automotive Engineers is a professional organisation and standards body for the engineering of powered vehicles of all kinds - cars, trucks, boats, aircraft and more. ... An anti-lock braking system (commonly known as ABS, from the German name Antiblockiersystem given to it by its inventors at Bosch) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... Canoe at El Nido, Philippines A canoe is a relatively small human-powered boat. ... The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a U.S. non-profit organization funded by auto insurers. ... A three-point seat belt. ...

  • Audi: ESP - Electronic Stabilization Program
  • BMW: Dynamic Stability Control(DSC), inluding Dynamic Traction Control
  • Cadillac: All-Speed Traction Control & StabiliTrak
  • Jaguar: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Lexus: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) systems
  • Volvo: Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)
  • Ford: AdvanceTrac
  • GM: StabiliTrac
  • Toyota: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
  • VW: ESP

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Electronic Stability Control forms the foundation for news advances on vehicle equipment that will save additional lives and give the driver still more control over the vehicle. The computing power of ESC facilitates the networking of active and passive safety systems on the car, creating the opportunity to address still more causes of crashes.


External link

[1] Bosch ESP-ierence Site [2]


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Electronic_Stability_Program (328 words)
Electronic Stability Program From Sterwiki Electronic Stability Program (ESPĀ®) is a registered trademark of DaimlerChrysler AG and used originally for Mercedes-Benz.
ESP compares the driver's intended direction in steering and braking inputs, to the vehicle's response, via lateral acceleration, rotation (yaw) and individual wheel speeds.
ESP also integrates all-speed traction control, which senses drive-wheel slip under acceleration and individually brakes the slipping wheel or wheels, and/or reduces excess engine power, until control is regained.
Jeep Commander XK - Electronic Stability Program (ESP) (1312 words)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is a stability enhancement system designed to electronically detect and assist drivers in critical driving situations and under adverse conditions...automatically.
Electronic sensors are strategically placed in the vehicle, allowing ESP to analyze steering wheel activity, wheel speeds, acceleration and the vehicles' rotation about its vertical axis (technically named yaw).
ESP corrects for over/understeering of the vehicle by applying brakes to the appropriate wheel.
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