Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) will be mandatory on all new cars in the EU from November 2011, the European Parliament has announced. Currently, just over 50% of new cars sold in Europe are fitted with ESP.
ESP is proven to significantly reduce fatal accidents, as the following video demonstrates:
“ESP can prevent up to 80 percent of all skid-related accidents,” said Dr. Werner Struth, president of the Chassis Systems Control division at Bosch, where ESP systems are made. “After the seat belt, the system is therefore the most important safety technology in the car.”