Motiv Power Systems, a California-based automotive electronics firm, demonstrated how its new vehicle stability control system works. For this, a “moose test” was carried out, and the subject was chosen not a passenger car, but an electric version of a school bus. Many passenger cars cannot cope with the task already at a speed of 77-78 kilometers per hour, but the bus managed to show an amazing result of 112 kilometers per hour. Most likely, the matter is in the configuration of the route and the dimensions of the “corridor” of cones.
Motiv Power Systems calls itself “the first ESP vendor for midsize commercial vehicles” to put the system to the test in a “moose test.” This test is designed to test the stability of the machine during violent maneuvers, for example, when avoiding an unexpected obstacle on the road. The developers note that the Vehicle Stability Assist plays “a vital role in the safety of electric vehicles,” helping to avoid rollover or skidding if traction is lost.
The Spanish edition km77.com is actively involved in similar tests of novelties on the passenger car market, which has an impromptu track for “moose dough” with a certain configuration of cones forming a corridor. A good result is considered if the car copes with the task at a speed of 78 kilometers per hour, but not everyone can do this: for example, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo was able to drive between the cones without hitting them, only at a speed of 74 kilometers per hour.
Against this background, the result of the electric school bus at 112 kilometers per hour is surprising. However, most likely, he managed to develop such speed when maneuvering due to the different configuration and width of the “corridor”.