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Electronic Stability Control

Red Ford Focus with Electronic Stability Control

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporates a range of technologies designed to give you greater control of your vehicle and help keep you safe. For example, sensors constantly monitor the speed of each individual wheel, the car’s ‘yaw rate’ (its angle and direction) and steering angle. If you have to steer sharply left or right, perhaps to avoid an obstacle, ESC precisely balances braking power between each individual wheel and can also reduce power from the engine. This helps counter understeer and oversteer, making your car more stable and easier for you to control. ESC and Traction Control can also reduce the risk of wheelspin in wet or icy conditions.

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