“They don’t stop any better than a human that doesn’t panic and uses good technique,” Cox said. “A typical human will panic and go to lock up. ABS brakes keep you from locking up and panicking.
“It’s not a miracle. It doesn’t stop the car any faster than a well-trained driver,” he said. “It’s even harder to apply the technique on ice and snow because you have so much less feedback than on pavement.”