Trailer / Caravan Stability
With such advances in vehicle technology, manufacturers have sought to develop a particular system which gives them the edge over their competitors. This is most apparent in on-board vehicle safety systems. In the 1980’s, we saw ABS become a selling feature for one or two manufacturers, this is now common place on 99% of vehicles on our roads.
Over the last few years we have seen other safety features such as Brake Force Distribution, Side Impact Bars, Rear Passenger Airbags, Curtain Airbags and so on.
The latest safety feature which is fast becoming a primary safety feature on virtually all new vehicles is the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP). This comes in various guises depending on the manufacturer. For Example, BMW call this DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), Toyota use the term VSC (Vehicle Stability Control). Advances in vehicle technology have enabled a number of other safety features to incorporate a trailer. See ‘Towing Safety Aids’ for more information.