All About Car Safety Features

All About Car Safety Features

September 5, 2020
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Safety is one of the most critical aspects of our life. While we go on any ride in an amusement park we double cross-check before going for a ride just as a safety measure, While installing any new electrical component we always check whether the wires we using are safe or not & many more. 

If we always check safety in all these things before we go on forward with it, Then why not with our cars. According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, an average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. 

 

Let us see some of the Safety Features which are a must in order to make you & your family feel safe behind the wheels.

ABS (Anti-lock Braking)   It is a piece of safety equipment that prevents the wheels of a vehicle from locking up under emergency, panic, or harsh braking conditions. In case of sudden braking, there is a possibility of an immediate loss of traction between the tires and the road surface, this can cause tires to skid. The situation becomes worse when all this happens uncontrollably. In such a case, the vehicle continues to be in motion, and the loss of grip may result in the driver or the rider losing control over the steering of the vehicle. This may, in turn, lead to an accident.

Advantages

  • It provides greater vehicle stability. 
  • It maintains directional stability in steering during heavy/sudden braking. 
  • Reduces the chances of tires skidding. 

Disadvantages

  • Maintenance is very expensive.

EBD (Electronic brakeforce distribution) As the name suggests, it divides the brake force to the respective wheels. It automatically adjusts the brake force depending on conditions to make sure that the front and rear axles yield the best braking force possible without the wheel locking up. These systems work in tandem with ABS using an electronically controlled valve which diverts hydraulic pressure to the front and rear axles. 

Advantages –

  • It improves traction on the road
  • Increases Braking Efficiency. 

ESC (Electronic Stability Control) – It is a computerized technology that improves a vehicle’s stability by detecting and reducing skidding. When ESC detects loss of steering control, it automatically applies the brakes to help “steer” the vehicle where the driver intends to go. Braking is automatically applied to wheels individually, such as the outer front wheel to counter oversteer or the inner rear wheel to counter understeer. Some ESC systems also reduce engine power until control is regained.

Advantages-

  • Prevents your car from skidding. 
  • It is the most reliable active safety system. 

Disadvantages –

  • It is expensive.
  • If the car gets into mud or a snowdrift, pulling it out with the stability system ON will be problematic enough.

BA (Brake Assist) It converts that mild pedal pushes to brakes in case of the emergency situation to a complete halt of the vehicle. A sensor attached to the brake pedal triggers the brake assist system to detect when the driver is attempting to stop in an emergency situation and applies full braking pressure until the car comes to a complete halt.

TCS (Traction control system) – TCS is also known as Traction Control System. It is a computer-controlled system on your vehicle that monitors wheel slippage. If it detects one wheel is spinning faster than the others, the system will automatically apply the ABS to that wheel or it will cut engine power to that wheel.

 

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