ABS, airbags and rear parking sensors are going to become mandatory on all cars from 2019. But the Road Transport & Highways department is not stopping at that. The ministry wants roads to become a safer place, and in that way forward, wants cars to become smarter and safer. A new update reveals that by 2022, cars will get Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) also as a standard fitment.
ESC, Electronic Stability Control helps the car maintain its balance. In situations where the car can roll over, or is getting less traction, the ESC intervenes and counters either oversteer or understeer allowing the driver to gain back control of the vehicle. This ensures a safer, stable drive. Power delivery is controlled by the vehicle, overriding any inputs from the driver till the car is back in control.
AEB on the other hand will apply emergency brakes by itself if the car detects any impending collision. So in case the driver fails to analyze the situation correctly, or is not attentive, the car will try its best to avoid the accident by applying brakes. This will be done making use of camera technology and radar based assistance.
Currently, AEB & ESC are features seen on high end cars.
AEB & ESC are active safety features which allow for a safer journey. The Road Transport & Highways department reveals that by 2022-23, these features will become mandatory and regulations for the same are being set.