How Electronic Stability Control Works

  Prev Next  

UP NEXT

Does tinfoil on your hubcaps bypass police radar?

Does tinfoil on your hubcaps bypass police radar?

Metal is super reflective, but it might not reflect a stop by the police. Learn if tinfoil on your hubcaps helps bypass police radar at HowStuffWorks.


Related HowStuffWorks Articles

Sources

  • ConsumerReports.org. "Electronic stability control to be standard by 2012." September 2006. (Nov. 10, 2009)http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/new-cars/news/2006/nhtsa-proposal-to-make-esc-standard-on-all-cars-9-06/overview/nhtsa-proposal-to-make-esc-standard-on-all-cars-9-06.htm
  • Dang, Jennifer N. "Preliminary Results Analyzing the Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems." National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. September 2004. (Nov. 10, 2009)http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/809790.html
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "ESC and how it helps drivers maintain control." (Nov. 10, 2009) http://www.iihs.org/ratings/esc/esc_explained.html
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "Q&As: Electronic Stability Control." October 2009. (Nov. 10, 2009) http://www.iihs.org/research/qanda/esc.html
  • Memmer, Scott. "Stability Control: Get Your Yaw-Yaws Out!" Edmunds.com. (Nov. 10, 2009) http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/safety/articles/45992/article.html
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electronic Stability Control Systems; Controls and Displays." April 5, 2007. (Nov. 10, 2009) http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/Rulemaking/Rules/Associated%20Files/ESC_FR_03_2007.pdf
  • Rosenberg, Jeremy. "Electronic Stability Control." Cars.com. June 18, 2009. (Nov. 10, 2009)http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story.jsp?section=safe&story=techStability&subject=safe_tech&referer=