Stability and traction control
Working in the background, Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) continuously monitors the car’s steering and direction. When necessary, this electronic stability control system determines intended direction from actual direction and automatically corrects any difference.
Incorporating traction control technology, engine power and individual brake control, VSA can provide critical assistance when a loss of steering control is detected.
Loss of steering control may occur when:
- taking a corner, or accelerating on a wet road
- skidding during an emergency avoidance swerve
- over or understeering on a tight corner
- accelerating suddenly from a stationary position.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is standard in all Honda cars. Many Honda vehicles also provide the added benefit of Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). ABS makes sure the brakes don’t lock, whilst EBD applies braking power to front and rear wheels as required. Together they work in tandem to optimise emergency braking safety.