New cars are confusing. With all the computers, sensors, and gadgets, it may seem like there's some sort of magical witchcraft taking place under the hood. We're here to show you how modern automotive computer control systems work. Last week, we looked at EFI. Today's topics: ABS, TC, and ESC.
Cars are growing too complex, and we're not the first to complain about it. We probably can't stop the rise of the self-driving car, but we need to stop and remember why we first climbed behind the wheel.
Although FoMoCo already has Electronic Stability Control (ESC) standard on all Ford mid- and full-size SUV's, and they've got ESC standard in all small SUVs and all CUVs in 2007 — they're taking things one step further by expanding the go-straight technology to every Ford, Lincoln and Mercury small car and truck by…