Ford has released new details about their next-generation stability control system in the 2015 Focus.

Ford has released new details about their next-generation stability control system in the 2015 Focus.

Designed to anticipate a potential spin 100-200 milliseconds before it occurs, the system analyzes the car’s speed, steering wheel position and turning rate - among other things. When an imminent skid is detected, the brakes are applied to individual wheels to help the driver maintain control and continue on their intended path. Ford says this not only improve safety but also helps to deliver better handling in "highly dynamic driving maneuvers."

According to Ford North America Brake Controls Manager David Messih, “By recognizing scenarios that can lead to a potential loss of driver control before oversteer has developed, the enhanced transitional stability system is setting the recovery process in motion quicker than ever before – resulting in smoother, more refined control."