The use of electronic stability control (ESC) in passenger cars in Australia is growing rapidly as the auto industry makes the anti-skid technology available on a wider array of models. Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show in the first six months of the year, 20% of all passenger cars and SUVs sold was fitted with ESC. "This is a heartening example of the trickle-down effect of new safety technologies in motor vehicles," chamber CEO Peter Sturrock says. ...

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