Active Safety Systems: ABS, the Anti-lock Brake
What Does ABS Do?
introduced by Mercedes-Benz
over 2 decades ago. ABS, provides
directional stability during emergency
braking. It has been standard equipment on U.S. models since
ABS releases the brakes momentarily
whenever wheel speed sensors indicate
a locked wheel during braking. This is because a locked wheel will not respond no matter
how the steering wheel is turned.
The primary purpose of ABS is to preserve directional stability and allow the driver to
continue steering during emergency
braking. It does not necessarily provide
shorter stopping distances..