Electronic Stability Control Could Prevent 33% of Crash Deaths
Posted on June 16, 2006 Comments (1)
Technology could prevent 10,000 crash deaths a year by
A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that crash deaths on American roads could be reduced by one third if all vehicles were equipped with the Electronic Stability Control.
This is a vivid example of how significant engineering innovations can be to our lives. Many other advances are made every day. This is one reason I think the increasing number of engineers being produced worldwide is a good thing for society overall.
In a few months, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to announce a proposed emergency handling test that will essentially require ESC on all vehicles, NHTSA spokesman Rae Tyson said. Few vehicles would be able to pass the test without assistance from ESC, Tyson said.