Traction Control System
Camry is equipped with Traction Control (TRC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) to enhance traction and give the driver more control during acceleration and cornering. These two safety technologies work together to deliver a smoother, safer drive.
Traction Control uses feedback from sensors in each wheel to work out which wheels can access the most grip. It then modifies engine power and brake force so that power goes to the wheels that can use it best and prevent wheel slip.
The Traction Control System comes in particularly handy when pulling away or accelerating on slippery road surfaces or when the available grip differs from one side of the road to the other, such as when one side of the car is on a grass verge or gravel. Vehicle Stability Control uses the same kind of feedback system to adjust power and braking to each individual wheel during cornering, helping to prevent skidding.
Traction Control (TRC)
System designed to maximise safety when accelerating on slippery road surfaces or when the available grip differs from one side of the vehicle to the other (such as when two wheels are on a gravel or grass verge). Operated by controlling the throttle and/or applying the brakes to any wheel that is slipping. Image shown for illustration purposes only.
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
System that ensures control in cornering situations the way ABS does under braking and TRC does under acceleration. The VSC system utilises electronic sensors in conjunction with the ABS and TRC hardware to help control any potential understeer or oversteer situations. Understeer is when the vehicle loses front-wheel traction and wants to push forward nose first. Oversteer is when the rear wheels lose traction and the tail begins to slide.