ABS prevent wheel locking during heavy braking and help maintain steering control on slippery roads. 80-90% of Europe’s vehicles have ABS. Active safety tech continuously monitors surroundings to prevent or mitigate accidents, known as pre-impact safety systems.
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) is a system that can prevent collisions by applying brakes when the pedal isn’t fully pressed. It’s different from Automatic Emergency Braking, which uses sensors to detect obstacles. If brake pedal doesn’t return to its normal position after EBA, reset it. Most cars built after 2010 have EBA.
Electronic stability control (ESC) is a computerized technology that improves a vehicle’s stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction. It applies brakes to steer the vehicle where the driver intends to go and can reduce engine power until control is regained. ESC does not improve cornering performance but reduces the chance of the driver losing control of the vehicle.