In critical handling situations the ESP® Electronic Stability Program can keep the vehicle from skidding with targeted brake actuations on individual wheels. The system contributes to significantly reducing lateral offset in strong gusty crosswind conditions.
ESP® reduces the tendency to under or oversteer on bends or in abrupt evasive manoeuvres through targeted brake actuations on individual wheels. In addition, the engine output is adjusted as needed.
A yaw-rate sensor continuously monitors vehicle movement around its vertical axis and ESP® compares the actual values measured with the target value, which is based on the driver's steering input and the vehicle speed. The instant the vehicle deviates from this ideal line, ESP® intervenes by working to counteract any swerving movements as they occur.