Originally Posted by Vishwas
No definitely not, What's the use in our Indian roads, ABS
won't be activated below 100kmph, We do not go that fast that an ESP is needed. Airbags well it might be helpful but i don't believe in these things.
i assure you is just stunning good but we do not take our cars to the limits to verify it. Most often we see this on high end cars in India say above 26 odd lakh above,but it stops the tail from kicking out or any drama we see with ABS
equipped cars like little twitches when the abs
kicks in.Trust me if you have a talented/experienced driver(Brands Hatch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
) who also has the guts to blow his money & take cars to there limits you will be amazed how effective ESP is,I have experienced this personally so am telling you,but this scenario or level of cornering can even happen on highways where we have to swerve maybe once in a blue moon at high speed,but you will use it more often than your Airbag
,effectiveness of ESP or speed of reaction can be very good in a sedan but slower in an SUV.
As for use in India i have seen cars kicking out cos they are doing 80 odd & suddenly notice the zigzag barricades cops haphazardly place on highways & at nights on city/ring roads. ABS/EBD below 100km/hr
has its uses too & remember every product/equipment as you may look at it has pros & cons,so there will be times when a driver wishes he dint have ABS
or wish he did. Since enough has been said about pros & cons,lets look at an example of its use at a speed of 10kmph odd.
When you are pulling a U turn for example with full steering lock you realize you mite knock the foot path,you hit the brake & wheels lock for a sec & momentum carries it straight than in direction of wheel(this is rare but it happens,also cos alot of dust sits on the side of the road),with ABS
you have slight jerk in mentioned scenario with slight roll towards where the wheels are positioned.
In my case pedestrian(who was looking to cross the road & was ignorantly approaching towards my car as usual in India) was slightly stunned since my car traveled in diff direction(meaning straight) than it was turning.