A NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP PROMOTING LIFE SAVING CRASH AVOIDANCE TECHNOLOGIES
Today’s crash avoidance technologies are capable of preventing many types of vehicle collision before they happen.
#STOPTHECRASH is a new multi-stakeholder partnership led by Global NCAP, the award winning international road safety charity, campaigning for the widest availability of these road safety technologies worldwide.
In support of the UN’s Global Goals and the Decade of Action for Road Safety, #STOPTHECRASH will focus on promoting the key safety systems with proven real world effectiveness. These are:
– Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
– Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
– Anti-Lock Brakes for Motorcycles (ABS)
The Partnership will also highlight the importance of tyre safety, particularly the importance of tyre pressure and adequate tread depth.
ESC is the most significant advance in vehicle safety since the introduction of the seat belt and one of the most important crash avoidance systems currently available. In the European Union, where ESC became a mandatory requirement in all new cars from 1 November 2014 it is estimated that since 1995 at least 188,500 crashes involving injury have been avoided and more than 6,100 lives saved by ESC.
ESC is now mandatory in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Turkey and the USA and will soon also be in Argentina. However, Global NCAP believes that the current ESC global fitment rate of just over 60% of new passenger cars and light duty vehicles is too low and wants this to be raised to 100% by 2020.
Global NCAP is recommending that all UN Member States, especially those that have significant automobile production, mandate ESC in all new models by 2018 and in all automobiles in production by the end of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety in 2020. The United Nations has adopted a global standard for ESC which makes it much easier now for governments worldwide to support mandatory application of the system.
#STOPTHECRASH will be launched during the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety hosted by the Brazilian government on November 17 in Brasilia. Speakers, delegates and media attending the Global Conference will be invited to experience the three key crash avoidance technologies and tyre safety for themselves in a series of live demonstrations.
Led by Global NCAP, the Stop the Crash Partnership includes the ADAC, Autoliv, Bosch, Consumers International, Continental, Denso, Thatcham, ZF-TRW, and the Toward Zero Foundation. All are united in their shared commitment to promote advanced vehicle safety technologies in support of the UN’s Global Goals and the Decade of Action for Road Safety.