A study by federal safety regulators show that drivers can thank advanced safety features such as computer-controlled braking and stability control systems for an increase in safe travels.
The study was conducted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2008 to 2010. From 2008 to 2010, it’s estimated that electronic stability control (ESC) systems saved 2,200 lives, with that number increasing every year as more equipped vehicles hit the road.
Today, all Nissan vehicles come standard with ESC. The system continuously monitors the steering and braking actions of the driver, senses any oversteer or understeer, and compensates by reducing engine speed and/or applying brake pressure to specific wheels. It’s built into the vehicle along with traction control, which senses slippage and helps the driver regain control of the vehicle on.