Design & Technology / Product
All-new Sportage will keep you safe! October 6th, 2010
Hello everyone. Today, I’d like to introduce a technology featured in the better and smarter all-new Sportage that will help you drive safer along icy roads.
Have you ever woken up in the morning to find icy patches on roads from snow that fell overnight? If you’re one of those people who have no choice but to drive to work, no doubt you’ll have experienced your car zigzagging from left to right, almost of its own will, when accelerating or braking. The technology I’m about to introduce to you will help you better deal with those situations.
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) is a technology featured in the Sportage. It’s a very smart technology that enables the vehicle to stabilize itself when accelerating or braking suddenly on uneven roads and shortens the braking distance.
Here’s a closer look at how the system works. The yaw rate and lateral G sensor (Yaw G Sensor) and wheel speed sensors accurately gauge the vehicle’s movements.
Based on the data gathered by the sensors, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system kick into gear as soon as the vehicle starts sliding to secure vehicle stability.
If a vehicle brakes on an uneven road that has both icy patches and asphalt, the vehicle tends to veer towards the side with a higher friction coefficient (asphalt), while the opposite would happen during sudden accelerations. VSM detects such veering and automatically engages MDPS to help drivers drive safely.
※ Editor’s note: Vehicle Stability Management might not be available in some regions.