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Active Trace Control helps enhance the transition from braking into and then accelerating out of corners. Active Trace Control utilizes the vehicle′s electrically-driven intelligent brake system to help improve cornering feel by automatically applying brakes. Furthermore, Active Trace Control will apply selective braking to help create increased steering response in S-turns. For example, if driving through an S-turn that starts with steering to the right, the right-side brakes are engaged to create a yaw moment and help turn the vehicle.

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FYI - With it turned on - watch your read brake pads - they will wear out quicker
 

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Brake pads aren't that expensive, I leave my active Trace control on. The car steers better and I like the way it feels more settled coming out of the corner.
 

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ATC applies braking to the front also so it's going to cause it's share of wear up front too.
 

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FYI - With it turned on - watch your read brake pads - they will wear out quicker
I think this has been overblown a bit on here. I have left ATC on and my brakes are fine after 30k+ miles so far.
 
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I've witnessed the extra brake wear, when I purchase my car used it had 33,000 miles and the back brakes were at 1-2 millimeters pad life left, front brakes were only half worn.
My rotors were all shot as well, the previous owner was a demon on brakes.
 

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If you shut of ATC it is only in Presonal mode. You can't disable ATC in Sport, Sport+ etc. I have it set to off, but on the track I use Sport+. I often change my settings in personal mode. Long trips without any spirited driving all are standard and ATC off. Short trips when I expect some play settings in personal mode to sport.

I wish we could turn ATC off in other settings besides Personal. I'd have ATC on in Sport+ and off in Sport, and especially in Standard mode, where you really don't need it.

I have Navi set to on. For some stupid reason this makes the ECO green dash light go on (upper screen).

It absolutely changes the shifting logic on curvy roads, so Standard mode is more like Sport mode, but w/o rev matching.

I like it a lot. After playing with it for a week on long trips that have both streight and a lot of curvy roads, I have decided to leave it on all the time.

I doubt it's a feature if you don't have navigation in your car as it uses the map info to work.

IMHO this is a brilliant feature. 👍🏻👍🏻
 

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Brake pads aren't that expensive, I leave my active Trace control on. The car steers better and I like the way it feels more settled coming out of the corner.
Same here. I paid for it and will continue to pay with slightly higher brake wear. I just like the feel of it. Plus, with how I drive it is not activated that often.

Of course, to each his/her own.
 

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I prefer to have ATC off, I used to leave it on in my 2015 Q50 and it wore out the rear brakes in 26,000 miles from what I recall. It was shocking to me since my rear brakes typically last at least 50,000 miles. The front brakes by comparison lasted double the amount of time of the rears which was unusual to me.
 

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I turn it off in my 09 G37 when I'm really pushing the car in the twisties, I suspect it's a more primitive version of the system that isn't as well calibrated as the car feels less
predictable with it turned on. When I'm just puttering around town I leave it on and it does make the car feel more willing to turn in, the pad wear isn't too bad and I'll
be changing them both at the same time again.
 

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I prefer to have ATC off, I used to leave it on in my 2015 Q50 and it wore out the rear brakes in 26,000 miles from what I recall. It was shocking to me since my rear brakes typically last at least 50,000 miles. The front brakes by comparison lasted double the amount of time of the rears which was unusual to me.
Did you drive your 2015 for an additional 25k+ miles on new rear pads in personal mode with ATC off the entire time to compare pad life?
 

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Since I installed the stillen rear anti-sway bar, the rear-end easily steps out so I thought I should enable the ATC back ON and/or use the Sport more often just in case the car suddenly decides to plow thru the crowd or run into a ditch.

Then about a year and a half later, this is what's left on my rear pads @41k miles (left pad) before I replaced them with Bendix. Looking at how much pad left, I think I could have gone >50k miles on them.

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Did you drive your 2015 for an additional 25k+ miles on new rear pads in personal mode with ATC off the entire time to compare pad life?
Unfortunately, I didn't keep the car long enough nor did I drive it so much after so I didn't get to see how much longer the rear brakes would have lasted with the ATC disabled.
 

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Unfortunately, I didn't keep the car long enough nor did I drive it so much after so I didn't get to see how much longer the rear brakes would have lasted with the ATC disabled.
Thanks for following up. Unfortunately, this is often the case and is the reason why there isn't any data to support claims of excessive brake wear or how much extra brake wear can be attributed to ATC.
 

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Thanks for following up. Unfortunately, this is often the case and is the reason why there isn't any data to support claims of excessive brake wear or how much extra brake wear can be attributed to ATC.
I think it depends on how the car is driven and how often the ATC is activated. I don't see how it cannot affect pad wear.
 

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I think it depends on how the car is driven and how often the ATC is activated. I don't see how it cannot affect pad wear.
I agree that it will impact pad wear, but we constantly see statements that suggest ATC will eat up the pads very quickly. I'm trying to get people to look past these exaggerations as if they are fact because there hasn't been any data to support those claims.
 
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