The 2013 model-year Chevrolet Silverado will come equipped with the advanced StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with integrated trailer sway control.
Trailer sway control employs an angle sensor within the steering wheel assembly to measure the driver’s intended yaw, or rotational movement around the axis of a vehicle, which determines the direction. During a sway incident, the sensor detects the driver’s intended yaw, while another sensor measures the actual yaw.
The Electronic Brake Control Module compares both inputs and sends a signal to the Integrated Trailer Brake Control for action. The resulting action is to apply the trailer brakes and reduce the velocity. In more extreme conditions, the Integrated Trailer Brake Control will also signal the vehicle to apply its brakes until the oscillation stops.
“Silverado owners can rest assured that their trucks were built with their safety in mind and can tow with extra confidence, thanks to trailer sway control which is always at the ready,” said Maria Rohrer, director of marketing and strategy for Chevrolet Trucks.