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Investment in technology drives advances in road safety

15 February 2008

Three new car safety systems from Honda, Mercedes and Volvo unveiled at an event hosted by motor insurance body Thatcham, will help to mitigate and in some cases prevent low speed shunts and collisions. These systems further demonstrate the clear commitment the motor industry devotes to the continuous improvement of its products and the advances being made by applying cutting edge technologies to provide practical solutions.

New technologies, like those launched today by the motor industry, cascade down the market. Systems like ABS, once the preserve of only the most prestigious models, have been fitted as standard, on a voluntary basis, since 2004. Similarly, the take-up of stability control systems such as ESC is increasing, both in terms of standard fit and availability as an option.

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