Tata Motors claimed to be the first OEM in India to offer Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.
The company’s PRIMA and SIGNA trucks will come with ESCsmart, developed in partnership with Belgium-based WABCO. In addition to this, the trucks also offer Automatic Traction Control (ATC) and Hill Start Aid (HSA).
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) functionality is added on Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which was introduced as a part of regulatory compliance as per CENTRAL MOTORS Vehicle Rules promulgated by Govt. of India for all vehicles more than 12 ton GVW. While ABS contributes significantly to the safety of vehicles under different road conditions, ESC takes the safety to the next level by providing safety under demanding conditions of various handling maneuvers, thereby preventing or minimizing the probability of accidents, said Tata Motors.
A.K. Jindal, Vice President & Head Engineering (CVBU), Tata Motors Ltd, said: “Through our partnership with WABCO, we have improved some of the parameters of Electronic Stability Control, thus making it suitable for Indian operations.”
ESC predicts instability and automatically intervenes by applying brakes to avoid rollover, skidding and jack-knifing. It measures vehicle’s lateral acceleration, roll about its vertical axis through sensors, and applies brakes on selective wheels to control instability. Benefits to the customers shall be in terms of preventing jack-knifing in tractor-trailer, improve directional stability during dynamic maneuvers, prevent roll over during turning at high speed.
ESC shall be available on Prima – Tractors 4025.S, 4925 and Trucks 2523T, 3123T and 3723T and Signa LPS 4018 and LPS 4923 as well as LPT platforms of 25T, 31T and 37T.