Making sense of all the BAIC terms’ acronyms, definitions and more

We all know what ABS is and have a reasonable idea of what EBD is, but modern cars include many new features and technologies with new and unique acronyms, shorthand or abbreviations. We’ve put together a short description of each of these applies to BAIC cars.


BAIC cars are filled with technology. Some of the terms we all know, and some may be new. Let’s take a look at what the terminology and unfamiliar acronyms mean, so you will know what exactly you will get in your BAIC vehicle.



ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System. It prevents the wheels from locking up and skidding during hard braking, giving the driver control over the vehicle.



EBD is similar to ABS, but it takes into account that the four wheels could all experience different levels of traction. It then adjusts this for maximum control.)



Tyre Pressure Monitoring System helps if one or more of the car’s wheels start to lose pressure, it can radically affect the handling. This system warns you as it starts to happen.


Rear radar (PDC)

A backward-facing radar that warns when you reverse too close to an obstacle behind your car.


Anti-pinch technology

This is a sensor fitted to a power-driven component like a tailgate, sunroof or window that detects an object trapped by the moving part and reverses the movement.


N95 Cabin filters

A filter guaranteed to trap at least 95% of airborne particles.)


Speed-sensing sound compensation system

Changes the volume on your sound system to compensate for increased noise as you go faster.


Warning of Tired Driving (Symbol + Sound)

This is a monitor that tracks the driver’s eyes and head movement, and alerts them when they become too tired to drive safely.



Emergency Braking Assist determines when you are applying emergency braking and immediately activates the ABS.



Electronic Parking Brake is a handbrake that uses an electric motor or actuator to lock the car in place.



The Electronic Stability Program system compares the vehicle’s behaviour several times per second and activates one or more of the other electronic systems when it senses a loss of control.



Hill-start Assist Control prevents your car from rolling backwards when you have to stop and start on a hill. It holds the brake for a short time while you shift your foot from the brake to the accelerator.



Hill Descent Control is a cruise control system that uses traction control with ABS, continually adjusting the braking pressure to maintain a constant preset speed while you are going down a steep hill.



Traction Control System detects loss of traction on any of the wheels while driving and adjusts accordingly. Especially useful in off-road conditions.



ISO-FIX child seat restraint system consists of two anchors on which you can attach the child safety seat with a simple locking click.



A Variable Geometry Turbo changes the aspect ratio of the turbine to perform optimally at different speeds.


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