What is the Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDC) and how does it keep me safe?
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Many of the sensors in your Subaru were originally developed for the aerospace industry. These sensors allow the VDC system to know exactly where you want your car to go and where it's actually going. VDC makes sure those two places are the same!
In three words, VDC prevents skids. When you're driving around a curve, you know where you want your car to go. Your Subaru does, too, because it has a host of sensors that monitor where your car is and where you're pointing it. If your wheels start to move laterally, sending your car for the ditch, VDC will reduce engine power and/or apply the brakes to slow down individual wheels, pulling your car back into your intended line through the curve. First introduced as an option in 2001, it has been standard on every Subaru since 2009.
This one-minute video might demystify it for you: