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Bosch receives road safety award

An in-vehicle technology developed by Bosch with the capacity to dramatically reduce vehicle skidding accidents by over 80%, has received the Prince Michael 20th Anniversary International Road Safety Technology Award.

The award was presented to Bosch by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Twenty five times a second ESP compares whether the driver’s steering input corresponds to the actual direction in which the vehicle is travelling.

If the vehicle moves in a different direction, the system takes over instantly and applies measured braking pressure to individual wheels.

If necessary, it also reduces the engine power to bring the vehicle under control, thus counteracting a skidding accident.

International, independent research continues to support the need for the standard fitment of ESP.

The most recent, published in June this year, by the UK’s Department for Transport has found that vehicles equipped with electronic stability control braking system are 25% less likely to be involved in a fatal accident than those without it – that equates to approximately 380 driver fatal accidents and the reduction of 7,400 slight and serious injuries each year.

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