ESP stands for ” Electronic Stability Program”
If your vehicle has ESP on-board, it provides you with two other active safety systems: the Antilock Braking System ABS and the Traction Control System TCS.
ABS prevents the wheels from locking during braking; TCS prevents the wheels from spinning when starting off and accelerating.
While ABS and TCS intervene on a vehicle’s longitudinal dynamics, ESP additionally improves the lateral dynamics, thus ensuring stable driving in all directions.
- ABS (Anti-lock Breaking System)
- TCS (Traction Control System)
ESP – Different names for the samesafety benefit
80 % of vehicle manufacturers in Europe use theacronym ESP for the Electronic Stability Program.
Some carmakers market the ESP under different names,such as:-
- DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)
- VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist)
- ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
- VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control)
- EVSC (Electronic Vehicle Stability Control)
- VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
The functionality and operation of the ESP, as well as the gain it provides in driving safety, is the same.