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oversteer

[′ō·vər‚stir]
(mechanical engineering)
The tendency of an automotive vehicle to steer into a turn to a sharper degree than was intended by the driver; sometimes causes the vehicle's rear end to swing out.
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In a shifting current, holding your course can be just as dangerous as oversteering.
Drifting involves drivers intentionally oversteering a race car so the tires lose adhesion, but still maintain control of the car in a series of sideways maneuvers and sharp turns.
It corners as if on rails and the lightweight steering system is so direct that initially you will feel as though you are oversteering into bends.
It is also worth remembering that the vehicle oversteering or understeering will become increasingly evident as the shock absorbers gradually lose their original characteristics.
I had an oversteering car, I had an oversteer moment and I put it backwards in the wall, which is very unusual for me.
The danger is that a combination of impatience, inexperience, sheer blind panic and a need to be seen by the crew to be doing something, can lead to oversteering.
If the driver says the car feels ``loose'' - an oversteering problem that can send the vehicle into a spin - the engineers look at sensors on the chassis and the push-rods.
oversteering condition exists, the driver may have the
If there is a discrepancy, the system brakes individual wheels and reduces engine torque to help correct for understeering and oversteering, and helps keep the vehicle on the road.
The controllability of the Haldex AWD system provides the unique possibility to balance and control oversteering and understeering of the car with great precision and stability.