traction-control system

traction-control system

[′trak·shən kən′trōl ‚sis·təm]
(mechanical engineering)
An acceleration sensor-control system which, when a driving tire has no traction, slows the wheel movement by braking or reduces the engine speed and torque if braking alone will not prevent wheel spin.
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There's a traction-control system for off-road and electronically adjustable suspension.
The birds also drive a BMW 328i, once considered lousy in the snow, in TV ads touting the car's new traction-control system.
Positive changes include the addition of a driver's air bag and the availability of a rather sophisticated traction-control system for better grip on slick road surfaces.
For starters it has a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox that changes gear faster than a blink, an electronically controlled differential and something called F1Trac - a traction-control system that maximises acceleration out of corners without the risk of you flying off into a field.
The STS also has Cadillac's most sophisticated traction-control system, which is great for going in snow, although it lacks a manual override.
THE boffins at Citroen have knocked out another version of the Berlingo van that, while not being a proper off-roader with 4x4, does have a clever traction-control system and a tough underside that allows it to get a bit muddier than your ordinary van.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles because a problem with the skid-control ECU can cause the stability control, anti-lock brake and traction-control systems to intermittently turn off.
Approximately one-half of its sales are derived from its business in the fields of anti-locking brakes, traction-control systems, and the ESP.