Traction Control

A system designed to prevent the loss of traction or wheel slip during acceleration by controlling the amount of power going to the wheels.

Components of Traction control

  • Wheel Speed Sensors: Monitor the rotational speed of each wheel.
  • Engine Control Unit (ECU): The vehicle's computer that receives data from various sensors and controls engine power output and braking.
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (often integrated): Utilizes wheel speed sensors to prevent wheel lockup during braking, contributing to better control on slippery surfaces.
  • Braking System: Applies braking force to individual wheels as needed.

How it works?

  • When a wheel starts to spin faster than the others (indicating loss of traction), the traction control system reduces engine power or applies braking to that specific wheel.
  • This helps regain traction and maintain control of the vehicle, especially during acceleration on slick roads or while cornering.

Benefits of Traction control 

  • Improved Safety: Reduces the risk of accidents due to skidding or loss of control on slippery surfaces.
  • Enhanced Driver Confidence: Provides drivers with a sense of security and control, especially in challenging weather conditions.
  • Reduced Downtime: Minimizes accidents and potential vehicle damage, keeping your fleet operational.
  • Lower Insurance Costs: Some insurance companies offer discounts for fleets equipped with traction control due to the reduced accident risk.

Improves safety, driver confidence, uptime, and saves money on insurance.