From Ford press: Ford will bolster the 2010 Explorer by enhancing its proven stability control system with the addition of Trailer Sway Control, which joins an already impressive list of standard safety features including industry-exclusive AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™).
Trailer Sway Control works in conjunction with AdvanceTrac with RSC to determine from the yaw motion of the vehicle if the trailer is swaying and take measures – such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque – to bring both vehicle and trailer under control.
Ford’s AdvanceTrac with RSC features unique functionality and a level of performance that competitive stability control systems can’t match. Unlike competitors’ systems, AdvanceTrac with RSC utilizes a second gyroscopic roll rate sensor to determine the vehicle’s body roll angle and roll rate.
If the unique roll rate sensor detects a significant roll angle, the system applies additional countermeasures – such as applying brakes to one or more wheels or reducing engine power – to enhance vehicle rollover resistance.
For 2010, Explorer will continue to offer the XLT Sport package, highlighted inside by Charcoal Black cloth seats, a white instrument cluster and all-weather floor mats. Black-accented wheel lips, exterior step bar and fascia show off the sporty exterior side of Explorer.