PARIS – Robert Bosch GmbH is spending an unspecified fortune in marketing, advertising and lobbying in a dozen countries to persuade governments to make electronic stability control (ESC) mandatory. According to a long list of witnesses, from the National Highway Transportation Safety Admin. to EuroNCAP, the German supplier is correct that the system will save thousands of lives. Indeed, the U.S. and the European Union both are approaching a decision to legislate ESC, a safety system in ...

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