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Twelve major Chinese car brands have announced decision to fit all models with ESC

17 October 2017

Story from Global NCAP.

Twelve major Chinese car brands announced today their decision to fit all new models with the life saving anti-skid technology Electronic Stability Control (ESC) from January 2018 onwards.

Besturn, Changan, Dongfeng Fengshen, Geely, Haval, Hongqi, Lynk & Co, MG, Trumpchi, Roewe, Senova, and Wey, collectively represent 85% of the Chinese manufacturer market, made the announcement at the launch of Stop the Crash China, which took place today in Shanghai and was promoting a range of vehicle safety technologies including ESC.

ESC, an anti-skid technology that can help prevent loss of control crashes, is widely considered to be the most important car safety development since the seat belt. ESC has been mandatory in both the EU and US since 2012, saving thousands of lives.

David Ward, Chairman of Stop the Crash said:

“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.”

Yu Kai, Party Secretary of China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) said:

“This is a bold step by Chinese manufactures, who have shown a real commitment to road safety by fitting this technology as standard ahead of regulatory requirements.

“CATARC is committed to continuing to promote Stop the Crash technologies and to save lives in China.”

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