ESP® trailer stabilisation

An additional feature for the ESP® system ensures greater safety for Mercedes-Benz vehicles with towing capability.

ESP® trailer stabilization detects the presence of a trailer when its electrical connector plug is hooked up to the towing vehicle.

The system utilizes the sensors from ESP®. If necessary, it implements measures at speeds above 65 km/h that actively dampen trailer sway through systematic alternate braking at individual front wheels.

This is sufficient in most cases to completely eliminate trailer sway and counteract potential further danger. If the trailer sway is very strong, however, the system will also lower torque and brake the towing vehicle at all four wheels as a means of getting the vehicle out of the critical speed range as quickly as possible.

Added safety when towing a trailer.

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