Airbag

An airbag is a type of vehicle safety device and is an occupant restraint system.

Curb weight

Curb weight (US English) or kerb weight (UK English) is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment

Compression ratio

The static compression ratio of an internal-combustion engine or external combustion engine is a value that represents the ratio of the volume of its combustion chamberfrom its largest capacity to its smallest capacity.

Catalytic converter

A catalytic converter is an emissions control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants by catalyzing a redox reaction (an oxidation and a reduction reaction).

Vacuum servo - Brake booster

A vacuum servo is a component used on motor vehicles in their braking system, to provide assistance to the driver by decreasing the braking effort. In the US it is commonly called a brake booster.

Understeer and oversteer

Understeer and oversteer are vehicle dynamics terms used to describe the sensitivity of a vehicle to steering.

Left-foot braking

Left-foot braking is the technique of using the left foot to operate the brake pedal in an automobile, leaving the right foot dedicated to the throttle pedal. 

Threshold & Cadence braking

Cadence braking or stutter braking is an advanced driving technique that involves pumping the brake pedal and is used to allow a car to both steer and brake on a slippery surface.

Anti-lock braking system ABS

An anti-lock braking system or anti-skid braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface.

Spark plug

spark plug (sometimes, in British English, a sparking plug, and, colloquially, a plug) is a device for delivering electric current from an ignition system to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine

 

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