Ford’s Curve Control ups the ante when it comes to vehicle safety, where it will debut later this year on the new unibody 2011 Ford Explorer. This is made possible through the clever use of the Roll Stability Control and accelerometer in order to determine whether a driver is taking a curve that is too fast for comfort. Curve Control technology relies on torque reduction as well as brakes to reduce the Explorer’s speed by up to 10mph within a second instaed of braking an inside wheel or two to control understeer, saving the driver (and passengers) from potentially ghastly consequences of understeering off the road. Curve Control will require at least 0.65g to activate, but the bright side is it works on dry and wet pavements, although not on snow just yet. For those who prefer to set terrain control to mud or sand conditions, Curve Control will be deactivated then. For daredevils out there, you can always keep Curve Control turned off at all times, but why take chances with your life?
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