Automotive Stability Enhancement Systems
The purpose of this SAE Information Report is to describe currently known automotive active stability enhancement systems, as well as identify common names which can be used to refer to the various systems and common features and functions of the various systems. The primary systems discussed are:
ABS - Antilock Brake Systems
TCS - Traction Control Systems
ESC - Electronic Stability Control
The document is technical in nature and attempts to remain neutral regarding unique features that individual system or vehicle manufacturers may provide.
SAE J2564 has been updated to terminology in other standards. Since its introduction in December 2000 and its revision in December 2004, significant research, development, and testing have expanded the applications and implementation of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems.