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.
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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