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.