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Safety and Performance Enhancement: The Bosch Electronic Stability Control (ESP)
Published October 18, 2004 by Convergence Transportation Electronics Association in United States
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In spite of improvements in passive safety and efforts to alter driver behavior, the absolute number of highway fatalities in 2002 increased to the highest level since 1990 in the US.
ESP is an active safety technology that assists the driver to keep the vehicle on the intended path and thereby helps to prevent accidents. ESP is especially effective in keeping the vehicle on the road and mitigating rollover accidents which account for over 1/3 of all fatalities in single vehicle accidents.
In 1995 Bosch was the first supplier to introduce electronic stability control (ESC) for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. Since then, Bosch has produced more than 10 million systems worldwide which are marketed as ESP - Electronic Stability Program.
In this report Bosch will present ESP contributions to active safety and the required adaptations to support four wheel driven vehicles and to mitigate rollover situations.
CitationLiebemann, E., Meder, K., Schuh, J., and Nenninger, G., "Safety and Performance Enhancement: The Bosch Electronic Stability Control (ESP)," SAE Technical Paper 2004-21-0060, 2004.
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