Heralding electronic stability control as the best safety feature since the seatbelt, federal regulators are likely to require OEMs to include the technology on all vehicles by 2011. A newly proposed rule from the National Highway Transportation Safety Admin. would mandate vehicles weighing up to 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg) to have some form of ESC starting with the ’09 model year. The feature also would be required as standard equipment on all ’12 model passenger vehicles beginning with ...

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