From Ford press: Ford will bolster the 2009 Explorer by enhancing its proven stability control system with the addition of Trailer Sway Control. Trailer Sway Control joins an already impressive list of standard safety features including industry-exclusive AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control) this summer.
“When we first introduced AdvanceTrac with RSC on the Explorer in 2004 we offered customers even more security than traditional stability control systems by including roll sensing,” said Steve Kozak, Ford’s chief safety engineer. “And now with Trailer Sway Control we are giving our customers who tow trailers more control of their load. Ford is committed to continuing to develop features and technologies that help make the driving experience easier and safer.”
Ford’s AdvanceTrac with RSC unique functionality has been independently judged as the best performing stability control system of any pickup, SUV or crossover. In general, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) both agree stability control systems could save more than 10,000 lives annually.