Electronic stability control (ESC) is on the brink of a massive spike in penetration rates in the U.S., thanks to General Motors Corp. announcing recently that by 2010, all its new cars and trucks in the U.S. and Canada will feature the anti-skid technology. GM is the first of the Big Three to commit 100% of its lineup to ESC, although both Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group are dramatically increasing their installations. (See related story: GM Making OnStar, StabiliTrak Standard) ...

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