Originally posted by EddieO
ABS is a braking system.....helping you retain traction for consistent braking so the car does not lose control. While it does have a traction element to it, it's a different system all on its own.....
Traction control on the other hand is based on wheel spin during accerlation.....you are starting not, stopping. If you can control power output to provide the optimal amount of grip and accelaration.....you've got a functional traction control system.
Long and the short of it....thats why my ferrari has both traction control AND ABS, as do lots of other top sports cars....they are two totally different things. If they weren't, companies would not design and produce them as two different systems....
This is a really simple concept, the terms "ABS" and "Traction control" are just labels. Don't let them confuse you.
Obviously they are different systems, but they are basically doing the same thing in different directions. Both systems exist to optimize wheel slip in either acceleration (traction control) or deceleration (ABS). How are they totally
In road cars, deceleration is done by the brakes, while acceleration is performed by the engine, thus there are two names for the different systems, ABS for the braking system, Traction control for the engine/throttle system. In an R/C Car, however, both the braking and the acceleration are controlled by the motor. Their distinction is even less.
Traction control on the other hand is based on wheel spin during accerlation.....you are starting not, stopping.
Like I asked in my previous post, HOW does it detect wheel spin? Measuring the drivetrain/motor speed doesn't tell you if the tires are gripping or slipping. Having a sensor on the motor does NOT in itself provide enough information for traction control.