Electronic Stability Control
Unpredictable road and traffic situations quickly push many drivers to their limits Electronic Stability Control helps avoiding accidents
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is used to control driving dynamics and helps the driver to stabilize the vehicle under extreme driving conditions. To do this, the ESC function compares the driver’s request (steering angle) with the driving state (wheel speeds, drive torque, lateral acceleration, and yaw rate). If an unstable driving state is recognized on the basis of these variables, the electronic brake system (EBS) generates a braking pressure with which individual wheels are braked in a targeted manner in order to avoid oversteering or understeering of the vehicle.
With this mode of operation, the ESC system makes the decisive difference, for example in dynamic evasive maneuvers or unfavorable road conditions such as wet and slippery surfaces.
The electronic stability control extends and links the anti-lock braking system (ABS), the electronic brake force distribution (EBD), and the traction control (TCS). The functions mentioned can be used both for vacuum-based brake systems from the MK 100 product family and for vacuum-free brake systems such as the MK C1 can be implemented and applied to specific vehicles.
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The MK C1® EVO is Continental’s next evolutionary step of its brake by wire brake systems. The robust design continues the approach of an innovative simulator brake system MK C1®, in production as since 2016, by keeping the high system performance while reducing the costs and power consumption.