2018 Jeep Wrangler Driver Safety Features
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has many safety features that you see in modern vehicles including ABS, EBD, ESC, BAS, RAB, RCP, BSM, TPMS, TSC, RBS, DST and HDC to name a few.
Did I lose you at ABS? That’s ok, we will go through a quick rundown on all the 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s Safety Features.
EBC – Electronic Brake Control System – Your EBC is the mastermind in charge of all your special braking features including ABS, BAS, TCS, HSA, ERM, TSC, RBS, DST and HDC.
ABS – Anti-Lock Brake System. This is an oldie but a goodie. Antilock brake systems are the brakes you want in your Jeep because they let a computer monitor your braking so you don’t lock up your tires on slick roads or in fast stops.
BAS – Brake Assist System – The BAS senses what you are trying to accomplish in your braking, especially in an emergency scenario and it applies extra braking in those moments giving you the optimal pressure needed.
TCS – Traction Control System – A traction control system applies braking pressure when one of your tires loses grip providing you enhanced acceleration and stability.
HSA – Hill Start Assist – HSA helps you not roll back when on a big hill.
ERM – Electronic Roll Mitigation – When the system anticipates wheel lift or a potential roll it applies the appropriate braking or even reduces engine power.
TSC – Trailer Sway Control – TSC uses sensors to help stop the sway of an excessively swaying trailer.
RBS – Rain Brake Support – RBS periodically applies a small amount of braking pressure to remove any water buildup on the front rotors.
DST – Dynamic Steering Torque – DST applies torque to the steering wheel to show the driver what is happening on the road.
HDC – Hill Decent Control – HDC allows you to maintain vehicle speed while descending hills in various situations.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler also features some Auxiliary Driving Systems.
BSM – Blind Spot Monitoring – This notifies you of a vehicle entering your blind spot. It detects about 12 feet on both sides of the Jeep and about 10 feet beyond the rear of the vehicle.
RCP – Rear Cross Path – Do you live on a busy street where you have to back into oncoming traffic? RCP senses oncoming traffic and alerts you before you stick your badonkadonk out there to get hit.
TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Annoys the shit out of you because tires are always losing air or temps are changing…
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