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T - Traction control

05 June 2006
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Traction control - An electronic system which limits the amount of slip through the driven wheels of a car during acceleration. This should stop the wheels from spinning in low-grip situations, such as on wet or muddy roads.

In some cases, the traction control system can be turned off by the driver via a switch on the dashboard.

Traction control is not to be confused with stability control, which keeps a car under control during emergency manoeuvres.

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