Wet leaves on the road, freezing conditions, abrupt braking on an unstable surface … there are many ways for a vehicle to lose its footing. That's why the Viano MARCO POLO enhances driver safety with the latest generation of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®).
Sensors detect specific risk situations (e.g. a wheel that is spinning or a loss of ground contact) and employ active engine management and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) to help the driver to brake safely and stabilise the vehicle. ESP® significantly enhances stability and tractive power in critical situations.
The optional ESP® trailer stabilisation increases driving safety for trailer towing by applying targeted braking to the front wheels of the towing vehicle and reducing the engine torque if the trailer begins swinging back and forth. This helps stabilise the car/trailer combination. If the system must engage several times in a row, the brake actuation continually becomes stronger, which then significantly reduces the vehicle speed.