VIDEO - Electronic Stability Control
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is a technology that should be standard on all vehicles. The system compares the driver's intended direction of travel with the actual travel of the vehicle many times per second. If they do not match, selective braking is applied to force the vehicle back to the intended path, averting a collision. This video is produced by Transport Canada and shows the difference between vehicles equipped with ESC and those without it in the same driving circumstances. If you are planning a new vehicle purchase, plan to include ESC!