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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesVolkswagen · 1 decade ago

what does EPS mean?

I have a 99 VW Beetle and EPS keeps flashing on the instrument panel...

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  • Route1
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    1 decade ago
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    I want to believe you rather wanted to say ESP? If that is the case, it mean electronic stability program. This yellow warning light is a safety concept on the car that works togeter with the abs system to preven/reduce risk of car rolling, skidding etc. in critical driving situations.

    It work by flashing briefely under such critical condition, permament flashing indicates a fault which require attention. It does not endanger driving though.

    I hope this helps.

    Source(s): Master tech, 10 yrs exp. Audi/VW
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  • 3 years ago

    Eps Stands For

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  • 5 years ago

    Electric power steering (EPS or EPAS) uses an electric motor to assist the driver of a vehicle. Sensors detect the position and torque of the steering column, and a computer module applies assistive torque via the motor, which connects to either the steering gear or steering column. This allows varying amounts of assistance to be applied depending on driving conditions. Engineers can therefore tailor steering-gear response to variable-rate and variable-damping suspension systems, optimizing ride, handling, and steering for each vehicle.[15] On Fiat group cars the amount of assistance can be regulated using a button named "CITY" that switches between two different assist curves, while most other EPS systems have variable assist. These give more assistance as the vehicle slows down, and less at faster speeds. In the event of component failure that fails to provide assistance, a mechanical linkage such as a rack and pinion serves as a back-up in a manner similar to that of hydraulic systems.

    Electric systems have an advantage in fuel efficiency because there is no belt-driven hydraulic pump constantly running, whether assistance is required or not, and this is a major reason for their introduction. Another major advantage is the elimination of a belt-driven engine accessory, and several high-pressure hydraulic hoses between the hydraulic pump, mounted on the engine, and the steering gear, mounted on the chassis. This greatly simplifies manufacturing and maintenance. By incorporating electronic stability control electric power steering systems can instantly vary torque assist levels to aid the driver in corrective maneuvers.[16]

    The first electric power steering system appeared on the Suzuki Cervo in 1988. Today a number of manufacturers use electric power steering.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    what does EPS mean?

    I have a 99 VW Beetle and EPS keeps flashing on the instrument panel...

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  • 1 decade ago

    EPS = electrically assisted power steering

    VW terminology.

    Good Luck...

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  • 1 decade ago

    EPS stands for "Encapsulated PostScript"

    PostScript is basically a programming language that can define how information can appear on a printed page or on a computer screen.

    An "Encapsulated" postscript file basically contains enough information to make itself a self contained file that can be included inside another postscript file.

    EPS can be generated by applications including:

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, MultiAd Creator and lots lots more.

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  • 5 years ago

    Ha ha too much knowledge also sometimes can confuse you more and more... poor guy would have been feeling regret why did he ask this question in the 1st place...

    People should have understood that he is talking about CAR when he clearely mentioned 'Instrument Panel' :P

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It stands for Earnings Per Share, and is a measure of a company's profitability allocated to outstanding shares.

    To calculate it, start with Net Income and then subtract Dividends on Preferred Stock. Then divide that number by the average number of Outstanding Shares for that period.

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  • 4 years ago

    Interesting question!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hi

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