The fundamental task of ESP® is to prevent skidding. The possibilities offered by the ESP®, however, go far beyond this. As ESP® can build up braking pressure independently of the brake-pedal position, plenty of so-called value-added functions can be realized with ESP®. These provide additional driving safety and allow the driver to experience enhanced driving comfort and driving agility.
ESP® value-added functions actively support the driver in critical driving situations.
They facilitate hill starts or even very steep downhill driving, for example.