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BMW i3s traction control tech going in all BMW, Mini cars

It responds 50 times faster than conventional systems, company says

Here's how the BMW i3s's stability control takes full advantage of its instantaneous torque, and why it'll make its way into ICE BMWs and Minis.

How to Replace a Yaw Rate Sensor

Yaw rate sensors are designed to keep the vehicle within certain safety parameters by tapping into the stability, abs, and traction control systems on most modern vehicles.

How to Replace a Traction Control Module

Traction control is available in most modern cars, from the most basic economy car to luxury cars and SUVs.

How to Replace a Traction Control Switch

Traction control is an electronic system that prevents your wheels from spinning or losing control on certain surfaces.

How Long Does a Traction Control Module Last?

The traction control in your vehicle assists you in driving on slippery surfaces and helps your wheels keep traction on the road.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Traction Control Switch

Traction control has evolved from being a luxury upgrade to a common OEM standard equipment item in recent years.

How Long Does an Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) Last?

Technology has come a long way where cars are concerned, and the braking system is one area that has really benefitted from advances.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Yaw Rate Sensor

One of the newest monitoring systems on cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in the US is the yaw rate sensor.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Speed Sensor

Drivers across the US would be prone to multiple speeding tickets without the important assistance of the wheel speed sensor.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Traction Control Module

The traction control system (TCS) works to prevent the loss of vehicle control when adverse weather conditions are present, such as snow, ice, or rain.

How Does Traction Control Work?

It’s raining as you drive on a darkened highway late at night, but you never worry about safety.

How Tires Work

You know that tires are an important part of your vehicle and you can’t get anywhere without them.

Are Wider Tires Better?

The size and width of the tires on your vehicle determines how your vehicle will handle in different conditions.

Some in F1 think Vettel's car is illegal

Traction control has been banned in Formula One since 2009, but some people in the sport claim championship leader Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull car has some form of traction-control system after he was lapping the Singapore Grand Prix circuit more than two seconds per lap faster than his nearest competitor, Damon Lowney

2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is a testament to technology

Our thirst for details on the upcoming 2012 MV Agusta F3 675 is officially quenched. MV Agusta has rolled out the skinny on the new bike, and in addition to a 126-horsepower, 675cc, three-cylinder engine, the F3 675 packs an astounding amount of technology for the segment.

Lexus Safety Experience: Enthusiast knowledge made common

Lexus Safety Experience – Click above for high-res image gallery

PSA: Proper winter tires are more important than all-wheel drive

With the adoption of front-wheel drive as the mainstream power delivery system of choice, the semi-annual ritual of swapping snow tires has largely disappeared for most Americans. In many northern areas, all-wheel drive has become an increasingly popular choice when offered as an option. But as much help as putting power through all four wheels can be, it simply can't substitute for a good set of snow tires.

Evergreener: Long-running Ford Ranger augments safety features for 2010

Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Ranger

2010 Toyota Corolla, Matrix get standard stability and traction control

It's not every day that you get more for the same money. Yet that's what Toyota is offering with the 2010 Corolla, which will come with traction control and vehicle stability control and no price increase over the outgoing model. The MSRP of that car remains $15,350 for the base model 5-speed sedan. The Matrix also adds the two features as standard, but the

2008 Monaco Grand Prix: No-traction action

Perhaps the most spectacular crash saw one of the oldest drivers, David Coulthard, lose control on the wet track surface and smash his Red Bull car into the Armco barrier, only to be rear-ended by one of the newest drivers, Sebastien Bourdais, in the sister Toro Rosso. Both cars had to be lifted out by cranes. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton ran a nearly flawless race that was blemished by only one incident when the young driver smacked his right rear tire on the close bar

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