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Glossary: D

DAMPING Damping is the motion of cushioning the vehicle's body movements in order to smooth the ride over bumpy roads and eliminate uncomfortable vibrations coming from the surface of the road. Dynamic Brake Control DBC Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) is a BMW developed active safety system which improves brake effectiveness during emergency braking. Vehicles equipped with the system use sensors to detect the speed and force with which the driver applies the brakes and then send this data to an ECU. If the ECU calculates that the driver intends to do an emergency stop using the criteria gathered from the sensors it will provide the maximum amount of pressure in the brake cylinders, in order for the car to stop in the shortest distance possible. DIFFERENTIAL A differential is a device that can be used to do two mainly different things: either it can be used to transfer power from the transmission (or transfer gearbox in case