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ABS-based Electronic Stability Control

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems is offering its new Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for truck/tractor applications, founded on the company's existing E-version anti-lock braking system (ABS). The ESC system will be available effective May 2005.

ESC combines the features of the company's Roll Stability Control (RSC) system with added yaw (rotational) sensing.This improves vehicle handling and performance if there is an impending loss of control due to rotational forces. These rotational forces may occur as a result of rapid lane change, or cornering maneuvers on slippery surfaces.

RSC is an optional feature of the company's ABS and is currently the only stability control system in production. Some fleets or vehicle types may benefit from the additional yaw stability control integral to the ESC system. To accommodate these needs, the current ABS electronic control unit has been enhanced to allow for the integration of ESC across a variety of vehicle configurations with different engines, transmissions, suspensions, and wheelbases.

For more details, contact Meritor WABCO, 2135 W Maple Rd, Troy MI 48084-7186.

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