|27th May 2020, 14:19||#1|
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Study: Effectiveness of safety tech in reducing traffic deaths & injuries
A study was done by Kavi Bhalla and Kevin Gleason of University of Chicago to assess the effectiveness of various vehicle safety technologies in reducing deaths & injuries due road accidents in Latin American & Caribbean(LAC) region, it was found that ESC, ABS, and usage of seatbelts were most effective in reducing deaths & injuries compared to other technologies. Next effective tech is pedestrian protection oriented front-end design of vehicles. Airbags front & side proved to be less effective as they try reduce injury in case of accident while ESC & ABS were more effective because they help in preventing the accident.
For full article and for knowing about the methods/procedures followed in the study, refer: Link
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|27th May 2020, 21:52||#2|
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Re: Study: Effectiveness of safety tech in reducing traffic deaths & injuries
We already have ABS and front airbags as mandatory safety features. I strongly believe ESC should be appended to that list.
It frustrates me no end when most manufacturers skip this feature to play on the price game. Take for instance seltos, I wanted an auto box with diesel and I booked the then top trim HTX+ which to my surprise doesn't have ESC (the GTX + AT diesel was launched later). I would've happily traded off few creature comforts for ESC instead.
Last edited by Bibendum90949 : 27th May 2020 at 22:02. Reason: addendum