Crosswind stabilization

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Crosswind stabilization is among the relatively new Advanced driver-assistance systems. It compensates for strong crosswinds.

It uses sensors to detect forces acting on the vehicle through side wind gusts – be it on a bridge or when overtaking a truck. The system's response also takes account of vehicle speed, vehicle load and steering characteristics of the driver. Brakes are applied on the wheels on the side of the vehicle facing the wind, depending on the situation, and counteract the side wind interference.

The most advanced version of the system (available on vehicles with active suspension) regulates suspension strut forces according to the strength of the crosswind, thus damping the vibrations affecting the vehicle and reducing vehicle body oscillations.