ARVIDSJAUR, Sweden – Braking technology is advancing at a furious pace in the auto industry. Electronic stability control (ESC) – which adds another level of functionality and safety to antilock brake systems – is appearing on a rapidly growing list of new vehicles in North America.(See related story: ESC Installation Rates Skyrocketing) Meanwhile, foundation brakes also are evolving, as auto makers consider automated brake systems as part of future collision-avoidance technologies, ...

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