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Chinese car brands commit to ESC

12 top Chinese brands get on board

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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is already mandated in all new cars sold in Australia, now car buyers in China will also have the reassurance of the life-saving technology.

Twelve major Chinese car brands, including two brands currently operating in Australia – HAVAL and MG, today announced they would fit all new models with ESC from January 2018 onwards.

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Also among the 12 was Geely, and their premium electric vehicle off-shoot Lynk & Co.

While Besturn, Changan, Dongfeng Fengshen, Hongqi, Trumpchi, Roewe, Senova, and Wey are also onboard. Together, the 12 brands make up 85% of the Chinese car market.

ESC helps prevent loss of control crashes and many describe it as the most important car safety development since the seat-belt.

David Ward is the Chairman of the Stop the Crash road safety initiative welcomed the announcement.

“Electronic Stability Control is a vitally important life-saving technology and the Stop the Crash Partnership warmly welcomes this significant step from Chinese automakers.

“We are particularly delighted that it has been made during our campaign launch activities in Shanghai, helping us to raise road safety awareness with consumers across China.”

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.

Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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