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ASEAN NCAP pushes for stability control, ABS standard

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Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Euro NCAP | posted October 12, 2016 07:46

Part of the Stop The Crash initiative

From November 29 to 30, 2016, the ASEAN NCAP will be organizing the Stop the Crash initiative at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia to highlight various accident avoidance and mitigation technologies. The organization aims to push the standardization of electronic stability control (ESC) for cars and anti-lock brakes (ABS) for motorcycles in the ASEAN region.

The Stop the Crash initiative is led by Global NCAP, also with the goal of eliminating 'zero star cars' within the decade. Just four months ago, the latest test done by ASEAN NCAP yielded two cars that scored no stars, namely the base models of the Hyundai Eon and Kia Picanto. These cars are not equipped with airbags, traction control or stability control. During the same test, Isuzu Mu-X, Nissan Navara, Suzuki Ciaz and Suzuki Ertiga scored four stars while the Nissan X-Trail received the highest rating with five stars.

ASEAN NCAP rates its cars not just on crash performance alone. The organization also factors in safety equipment and give a car higher marks of it comes equipped with accident avoidance features as standard. In a statement by ASEAN NCAP, they believe that these technologies can help make a significant impact on the more than 3,000 people killed on our roads every day across the world.

Moreover, ASEAN NCAP also wants the public to learn how these technologies can make roads safer in the ASEAN region. During the event, other advanced safety features will be demonstrated to further highlight the significance of accident avoidance technologies. Besides electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, autonomous emergency braking and blind spot monitoring will also be featured.