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Twelve major Chinese car brands have announced a decision to fit all new models with lifesaving anti-skid technology, electronic stability control (ESC), from January 2018, at this year’s Stop the Crash China event in Shanghai.
The announcement came from Besturn, Changan, Dongfeng Fengshen, Geely, Haval, Hongqi, Lynk & Co, MG, Trumpchi, Roewe, Senova, and Wey, who collectively represent 85% of the Chinese manufacturer market.
Global NCAP leads the event and its partnership includes the ADAC, Autoliv, Bosch, Consumers International, Continental, Denso, ITT, Thatcham Research, ZF Group and the Towards Zero Foundation.
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 manufacturers, 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.”