traction control


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traction control

n
(Automotive Engineering) (in motor racing cars) a method of preventing wheels from spinning when traction is applied by limiting the amount of power supplied to the wheel
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Vauxhall, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), has equipped its new Grandland X SUV with the electronic IntelliGrip traction control system.
For the programme, Bombardier will replace the direct current (DC) traction motors on Central line trains with the latest MITRAC alternating current (AC) traction systems and MITRAC traction control equipment.
New for 2017 is the 1290 Super Adventure R with traction control, five riding modes, cornering ABS, adjustable WP suspension, a colour TFT dash and LED headlight and cornering lights.
Volvo Automatic Traction Control engages the front-wheel drive when in motion, and only for the short time that it is really needed," he explained.
His huge speed advantage in the previous F1 race in Singapore prompted former team boss Giancarlo Minardi to allege Red Bull is using banned traction control to gain a cornering-speed advantage.
In Expert mode, Grip Xtend manages the braking system while leaving the driver in full control of the engine torque, the Road mode offers conventional traction control settings and the Loose Ground mode optimises braking and engine torque control.
But back to the electronics, and as mentioned the bike also gets Aprilia Traction Control (ATC), Ride-by-Wire, engine modes, and ABS all as standard.
Recently Ford has developed a more sophisticated form of traction control which uses advanced brake technology to dial out wheel-spin without strangling the engine.
Standard safety features include electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, anti-lock braking with rough-road detection, four-wheel brake traction control system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, remote keyless entry, express up/down windows for driver and frontseat passenger and seat-belt pretensioners.
It fares well price-wise, coming in at pounds 11,948 with traction control as standard (pounds 12,969 if you want race ABS), compared to the BMW's pounds 13,270 for the higher-specified S1000RR if you want traction control and race ABS.
MTS automatically modifies vehicle acceleration, braking and traction control to suit the off-road conditions, providing the driver with optimum traction and vehicle control.
The new RR 5700 pantograph reach truck for use in narrow-aisles includes a traction control system, enhanced load handling as well as fast lift and travel speeds.