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A Traction Control System suppresses the spinning of the wheels while driving, which can occur on slippery roads during excessive acceleration. It improves the acceleration performance and the stability of the car.

  • Any time a tire is given more torque than it can transfer to the road, the tire loses traction and spins. This usually occurs during accelerations. 
  • To prevent unwanted wheelspin, some vehicles with ABS also have a traction control system
  • When a wheel is about to spin, the traction control system, applies the brake at that wheel
  • This slows the wheel until the chance of wheel spin has passed.