Nhtsa Proposes Esc to Be Standard On All Vehicles

By: Kenneth Mckinley


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or more commonly known as the NHTSA, has proposed that the Electronic Stability Control, or the ESC, be used and be required for use in all vehicles. And after such an announcement, the company Bosch says that they are actually supporting the idea. After all, Bosch is considered as the pioneer when it comes to the development of the mentioned feature.

Scott Dahl is the director of the Robert Bosch Corporation's advanced technology and marketing arm and he states, "Numerous studies, including one this summer by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), have concluded that ESC can save lives by preventing a significant number of crashes on America's roads. In fact, NHTSA has stated that ESC is the greatest life saving improvement since the safety belt. NHTSA has taken this important and correct step in recommending that the technology be standard equipment on all cars and light trucks sold in the United States. At Bosch, we look forward to working with the world's automakers to make ESC available to all US consumers."

As per this proposal by the NHTSA, this government arm is actually saying that they would like to make this a reality come the model year 2012. Of course, the NHTSA says that this would be a great help to vehicles and to its passengers. And in part with this, the NHTSA says that all automakers who offer their automotive wares in the United States should be manufacturing and producing vehicles that are equipped with this safety technology.

All these laws that are proposed and are made into reality are actually based on the studies that these government units do. In fact, there are already laws that require those who manufacture auto parts like to be able to at least hit the standard given out. This is to actually ensure that the market would be purchasing and owning quality products. If not, perhaps many passengers and vehicle owners would have suffered from grave injuries or even death because of substandard automotive products.

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