TITLE

Edstart

AUTHOR(S)
Bulmer, Ged
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Wheels;Jan2008, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the decision to exclude cars without an electronic stability program (ESP) in the "Wheels" Car of the Year award by 2010. He thinks that car companies will welcome the initiative and see it as an attempt to hasten the adoption of a proven life-saving technology. He contends that those who question their decision have a poor understanding of the historical role of "Wheels" magazine in Australian motoring. He maintains that ESP is the single most important development in automotive safety since the three-point seatbelt.
ACCESSION #
28604860

 

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