ABS stands for “Anti-lock Braking System.” It is a safety feature that is commonly found in modern cars. The purpose of ABS is to prevent the wheels of a car from locking up when the driver applies the brakes forcefully, such as during an emergency stop. When the wheels lock up, the car is less able to steer, which can lead to a loss of control and a potential accident. ABS uses sensors to monitor the speed of each wheel and, if one wheel is about to lock up, the system rapidly pumps the brake fluid to that wheel, reducing the braking force and allowing the wheel to continue rotating. This allows the driver to maintain steering control and come to a stop more quickly and safely. In summary, ABS is a safety feature that helps to prevent the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied hard, allowing the driver to maintain steering control and come to a stop more quickly and safely.