The importance of tyre grip for the ESC function on icy roads

Håkan Andersson

In this study we have investigated how tyres with different road grip affect the stability of passenger cars equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems during winter road conditions. A field test with a double lane change manoeuvre on ice was performed using 6 test drivers, 4 different passenger cars and 4 different studless winter tyres. The specific tyres were chosen to represent a large difference of road grip on ice and snow. The results show that there was a large performance difference between the best and worst tyres with ESC off, and that activating ESC only resulted in a minor increase of performance.

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Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

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