SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 16, April 20, 2017

ETTN Releases Electronic Stability Control Tech Alert

By Katie Carson

The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) has released a new Vehicle Technology Resource Alert in partnership with the SEMA Garage. This tech alert explains the impact of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) performance on your businesses and products and accompanying regulatory compliance.

ESC is an active safety vehicle technology that helps drivers maintain control of their vehicles during extreme steering maneuvers by stabilizing and keeping the vehicle headed in the driver’s intended direction, even when the vehicle nears or exceeds the traction limits. FMVSS126 requires that all new vehicles sold in the United States since September 1, 2011, with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) rating of 10,000 lbs. or less include ESC as standard equipment, with multi-stage manufacturers, alters, and small-volume manufacturers complying as of September 1, 2012. Aftermarket modifications must maintain ESC functionality and cannot take a vehicle out of compliance with FMVSS 126. ESC, along with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the gateway technologies to connected and automated driving.  

Watch the video below demonstrating FMVSS126 testing.

Download the full ESC Tech Alert.

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