Car reviews - Land Rover - Freelander - ES V6 5-dr wagon
Land Rover models
9 Aug 2001
WITH no low-range gearing, Freelander relies on electronic systems to help provide it with a limited amount of off-road ability. Hill Descent Control is designed to reduce speed down to a walk when tackling steep descents. Freelander also uses electronic traction control that applies braking force to a spinning wheel and hence increases torque to the gripping wheel. A multiplex system is also used to control systems for the engine, automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes, among others.
Did you know?Hill Descent Control - a supplement to engine braking - uses the anti-lock braking system and applies brake pressure to all four wheels to restrict speed on steep descents. ETC - Electronic Traction Control - senses a loss of traction via the anti-lock braking wheel speed sensor and applies brake force the spinning wheel, increasing the torque available to the gripping wheel to help keep the vehicle moving
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