What is AL-KO ESC?
AL-KO ESC is a sophisticated electronic brake actuation system that automatically responds to the driving behaviour of the caravan by monitoring for any dangerous lateral movements and taking preventative action immediately – applying the caravan’s electric brakes to maintain road position, making every journey you take safer and more pleasurable.
Why has it been developed?
On any Australian caravan journey, a driver can encounter extreme driving conditions that at best can undermine confidence and at worst cause a loss of control - a loss of control that could have deadly consequences.
In 1987 Mercedes Benz and BMW introduced the first stability control system (ESP) for motor vehicles, a system which intervenes in dangerous driving situations and one that has now become standard in all motor vehicles and saved countless lives.
Despite modern chassis technology severe traffic accidents with trailer and caravans continue to be a serious issue so like Mercedes Benz and BMW, AL-KO saw the need for an Electronic Stability Control system that works under extreme driving conditions while towing.
The biggest issue to remedy keeping the caravan stable following an emergency evasive manoeuvre – such as avoiding a vehicle or animal appearing suddenly on the road ahead.
Due to the unpredictable and sometimes extreme nature of these driving conditions Australia’s leading RV component manufacturer AL-KO has developed the Electronic Stability Control system, or ESC, for Towed Vehicles, a system that will significantly improve towing safety in Australia.
What does this mean for you?
The AL-KO ESC – Electronic Stability Control ensures that you the driver can handle a variety of unexpected driving hazards safe in the knowledge that your AL-KO ESC provides complete control-, control that will not only monitor the stability of both the car and caravan but also regulate any dangerous lateral movement and immediately take preventative action to maintain road position.
“And with this Control comes confidence.”
A confidence that allows you to drive knowing that you have unparalleled levels of safety during your journey, a more stable and balanced drive and assured manoeuvrability in a range of driving conditions. And this is all backed up by the latest industry technology.
Installing an AL-KO ESC now will enable you to manoeuvre past heavy vehicles, cope with excessive side winds and deal with road hazards with the ultimate confidence that any potentially dangerous condition will be automatically controlled - smoothly and effectively.
It may sound dramatic, but it’s no understatement to say that Al-KO ESC could save your life – even if it’s only called upon once in your ownership of a caravan.
Without AL-KO ESC, your towed vehicle is not as safe as it could be.
AL-KO ESC, a sophisticated brake actuation system that is cost effective, reliable and will revolutionise the Australian caravan and towed vehicle industry.