NHTSA to require stability control technology on new cars

A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration preliminary regulation will require electronic stability control technology on all new vehicles. The technology, which helps stop vehicles from veering out of control and rolling over, could prevent up to 10,000 deaths a year if all vehicles were equipped, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The systems use electronic sensors to prevent rollover by activating brakes on individual wheels and slowing the engine when oversteer is detected.

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