2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
With plans to make ESP compulsory in new cars, the EU wants to help open up prospects for the auto industry. Important decisions about this are already pending this week.
According to EU plans, new cars are to be equipped with electronic anti-skid protection in the future. In normal driving, a stability control could reduce the number of accidents by 20 percent, said the Brussels authority before the decision expected for Friday.
"We have already announced various details in the Cars 21 program," said a spokesman for Industry Commissioner Günter Verheugen on Tuesday. In February 2007, the Commission adopted a strategy to create long-term prospects for the auto industry and to keep vehicles affordable. According to the information, the proposal will also set requirements for the introduction of low rolling resistance tires and air pressure displays. The authority emphasized that this also helps to reduce emissions that are harmful to the climate. However, tests have shown that some tires with low rolling resistance significantly increase the braking distance.
Security tests in Berlin
Commissioner Verheugen wanted to take part in a demonstration of safety technology for cars in Berlin on Friday, said his spokesman Ton van Lierop. The auto industry contributes three percent to total European economic output and employs seven percent of all workers in the industry. (dpa)
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