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Car Active eSafety systems can prevent accidents from happening & could save 6123 lives & prevent
135,834 injuries on European roads each year*. In the long run we want a world where cars don’t crash.
Whilst driving your car what would you rather do? Be well protected in a car crash with Passive Safety Systems such as seatbelts & airbags. Or
never crash at all? If the latter (and who wouldn't?) your next car should be fitted with Car Active eSafety (CAeS) systems. In Europe these eight
CAeS could save 6123 lives & prevent 135,834 injuries* each year by 2020:-
1) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) In emergencies prevents skids / rolls. 3253 lives & 52,182 injuries saved If Fitted In (IFI) 75% cars.
2) SpeedAlert (SPE) Informs you about advisory & legal speed limits. 1076 lives & 34,887 injuries saved IFI 39% cars.
3) eCall (ECA) In a crash dials emergency services giving your cars' location. 728 lives saved IFI 50% cars.
4) Lane Keeping Support (LKS) Prevents your car drifting into the next lane. 678 lives & 17,296 injuries saved IFI 18% cars.
5) Emergency Braking (EBR) In an emergency automatically applies your car brakes. 193 lives & 10,925 injuries saved IFI 9% cars.
6) Full Speed Range ACC (FSR) Keeps your car at a safe distance from car in front. 101 lives & 9,774 injuries saved IFI 11% cars.
7) Driver Drowsiness Monitoring (DDM) Alerts you when you are sleepy at the wheel. 94 lives & 2,174 injuries saved IFI 4% cars.
8) Lane Change Assistant (LCA) Helps you to safely change lanes. 86 lives & 8,596 injuries saved IFI 9% cars.
Worldwide the roads each year have 1.2 Million (M) deaths & 50M casualties ***. In Europe, 300M drivers have 1.3M accidents & 41,000 people
die**. In UK in 2007, 2,946 died (49% car users, 21% pedestrians, 20% bikers, 5% cyclists, 5% other vehicles) & UK casualty rate was 199
casualties /100M km in 1967; 48 /100M km in 2007. ***** In 2008***, 2,538 died of which 1,257 (again 49%) were car users, 10,711 were seriously
injured with 149,188 car user casualties (injured or maimed).
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
DO YOU HAVE ANY ACTIVE ESAFETY SYSTEMS IN
Road safety experts issue joint statement in defence of YOUR CAR?
safety cameras Yes 1 (100%)
No 0 (0%)
source: http://www.roadsafetygb.org.uk/news/1152.html. Comments -
some very long & detailed. Votes so far: 1
RoSPA and Road Safety GB have joined forces with other leading road
safety organisations to voice concern about the switching-off of safety
cameras. WHICH CAR ACTIVE ESAFETY SYSTEMS COULD
SAVE MOST LIVES (CHOOSE 3)
To spark an informed debate, nine influential groups have put their g Full Speed Range (ACC)
names to a communiqué which unequivocally recognises safety g Lane Change Assistant (LCA)
cameras as an effective part of a much broader programme to save g SpeedAlert (SPE)
lives and reduce injuries on UK roads.
g Lane Keeping Support (LKS)
g Driver Drowsiness Monitoring (DDM)
With many local authorities preparing to discuss cuts to their road safety
g Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
budgets, it is feared decisions could be taken soon which may prove
irreversible. g eCall (ECA)
g Emergency Braking (EBR)
Before those decisions are taken, the communiqué’s co-signatories You may select multiple answers.
want to raise public awareness, demonstrate unity and feed the wider Vote Show results
debate with facts. Votes so far: 1
Days left to vote: 29
The communique reads as follows:
We the undersigned agree that: CAR ACTIVE ESAFETY TOPICS
ABS (1) acronyms list (1) Active eSafety implementation (2)
Active Speed Limitation Function (ASLF) (1) Adaptive Cruise
• Speed cameras help to save lives - an estimated 100 lives a year in Control (ACC) (1) Adaptive Headlights (1) Alco-Locks (1)
the UK. Attention Assist (2) Autonomous Emergency Braking (1)
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Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) (2) BAS-Plus (1)
• Lives are saved by reducing speeding. Speeding significantly Blind Spot Assist (2) Brake Assist (1) Bransgore speed limits (1)
increases the risk of an accident happening; and also increases the Britains first car crash casualty (1) car safety eChallenge (1)
chooseesc.eu (1) City Safety (1) crabsallover (2) curtain airbags
severity of injuries in an accident. (1) Dorset RoadSafe 'No Excuses' (1) Driver Alert (1) Driver
drowsiness (1) Driver Drowsiness Monitoring (DDM) (1) eCall
(ECA) (2) eIMPACT (1) Electronic Stability Control (1)
• Cameras should continue to be used where casualty statistics show
they are needed. Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
(21) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) effectiveness (2)
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) (1) Emergency Braking
• Switching off cameras systematically would be close to creating a void
(EBR) (1) eSafety Challenge 2009 (1) esafetyaware (1) Euro
in law enforcement on the road. Cameras currently account for 84 per NCAP (4) Euro NCAP Advanced (1) Euro NCAP logo (1) Euro
cent of fixed penalty notices for speeding. NCAP Strategy (1) Front Side View Cameras (1) FSR Adaptive
Cruise Control (FSR) (1) i2010 - Intelligent Car Initiative (1)
Institute of Advanced Motorists (1) Intelligent Lighting (1) Lane
• Cuts might also threaten many speed awareness courses that give Departure Warning (1) Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (1) Lane
Keep Assist (1) Lane Keeping Support (LKS) (2) Lane-
motorists an opportunity to learn about the dangers of driving too fast. Keeping Assist (2) LED daytime running lights (1) Mazda 2 Sport
(1) Mercedes (2) Mercedes 2009 Experimental Safety Vehicle
(ESV) (1) Mercedes Benz CL Coupe (1) Mercedes Benz S-Class
• While public spending needs to be cut, cuts must be justified by (2) Mercedes E Class (3) Mick Giannasi (1) mobile phones
evidence. Cameras pay for themselves and currently make an important whilst driving (1) Night Vision (1) Nissan (1) Nissan Qashqai (1)
Nissan Qashqai Acenta (1) operation crackdown - antisocial driving
contribution to achieving compliance with the speed limit. reporting (1) pedestrians (1) Pre-Safe anticipatory occupant
protection system (2) Pre-Safe Brake (1) Pre-Safe Braking (1)
Safety Assist (1) Seat belt (1) SEiSS (2004) (1) Setting local speed
It is signed by: limits (1) Speed Cameras (3) Speed Limit Assist (1) Speed Limit
Recognition (1) Speed Limitation Assistance (SLA) (2) Speed
• The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA): Tom Limiters (1) SpeedAlert (SPE) (1) Thatcham (7) the Low
Speed Avoidance technology from Volvo (1) thinkingcars (1)
Mullarkey MBE, Chief Executive Toyota safety concerns (3) TRaffic Accident Causation in
Europe (TRACE) (1) TSC (1) Vauxhall Corsa (1) Vision Zero
International (1) VW Golf Mk6 (1) Whiplash (6) Youth Key (1)
• The AA: Edmund King, President
• Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO): Graham Feest, BLOG ARCHIVE
Secretary ▼ 2010 (73)
▼ August (15)
• CTC - the UK’s National Cyclists’ Organisation: Kevin Mayne, Chief
Road safety experts issue joint statement in
Cars, Cops and Criminals - BBC 1 (now) - How
• GEM Motoring Assist: David Williams MBE FIRSO, Chief Executive speed...
Human Rights and Speed Enforcement
• Institute of Road Safety Officers: Darren Divall, Chairman
Britain's first car crash casualty - when the
• London Road Safety Council: Councillor Peter Herrington, Chairman
Pedestrian zombies are a deadly force - not all
• Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS): Robert te...
Gifford, Executive Director Cars with ESC involved in 3% fewer crashes,
• Road Safety GB: Alan Kennedy, Chairman Mercedes Active Safety UK TV commercial
effectiveness of electronic stability control
RoSPA has issued an evidence-based defence of speed cameras syst...
entitled: “Ten Reasons to Maintain Speed Camera Enforcement”. Click Evidence for Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
here to view the document. ef...
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Britain’s most senior traffic policeman is at
Getting speed limits reduced in villages
Dorset RoadSafe 'No Excuses' Campaign
I will be a better driver
► July (15)
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
► June (1)
Cars, Cops and Criminals - BBC 1 (now) - How speeding & ► May (6)
inattention on roads kills ► April (20)
► March (13)
From Fast & Dangerous - a BBC 1 programme about the horrific death
toll from speeding on British Roads. Watch the one hour programme ► February (3)
until 6th September 2010: http://bbc.co.uk/i/tnqp4/
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I'm trying to instill the fear of being caught back into the
Supt. Steve Barry, Head of Traffic, Sussex Police 0'.50" & SEARCH THIS BLOG EG ESC
It's definitely a social problem that speeding is not
considered 'a bad thing' in the UK
Fettverbrennung anregen & abnehmen.
Supt. Steve Barry, Head of Traffic, Sussex Police 2'.10" Ihre Traumfigur in wenigen Wochen!
CARS WITH ACTIVE ESAFETY
BMW 5 series saloon
Mercedes 'E' class
Anti-Social Driving Nissan Qashqai Acenta - ESP, SLA
Toyota Avenis T Spirit 'Safety Pack' (ACC, LDW,
Anti-social driving can range from careless driver behaviour to
deliberate activity. It not only affects road safety but also the
quality of life in local neighbourhoods. With your help Sussex
Police can crackdown on this behaviour.
Click here to report antisocial driving in Sussex.
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
Human Rights and Speed Enforcement Top lifesavers are Electronic Stability Control ESC,
SpeedAlert SPE, Ecall ECA, Lane Keeping Support
How dare drivers drive faster than the speed limit! What right do they LKS, Emergency Braking EBR, Adaptive Cruise
have to endanger the lives of me, my family and friends? Why aren't all Control Full Speed Range FSR, Driver Drowsiness
cars fitted with Speed Limitation Devices, by law? Why aren't all speed Monitoring DDM - which are likely to save 6100 lives
hidden or covert? in Europe each year by 2020 ref: eImpact 6/08
As Slowerderbyshire (via Independent, via Facebook) says:-
INJURIES PREVENTED BY ACTIVE ESAFETY
"Current government, police and council policies regarding
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the setting of speed limits and their subsequent
enforcement contravene the Human Rights Act, 1998. The
articles being contravened include the following:
Article 2 “right to life”
Article 3 “prohibition of torture and inhuman
Protocol 1, Article 1 “peaceful enjoyment of
In 2004 the Department of Transport stated:
Electronic Stability Control ESC, SpeedAlert SPE,
The government expects all drivers to observe Lane Keeping Support LKS & Emergency Braking
all speed limits on all roads at all times (except EBR are likely to save over 114,000 european road
for emergency vehicles) injuries a year by 2020 ref: eImpact 6/08
The government permits the police the routine use of covert
speed cameras to catch drivers speeding “excessively” CAR ACTIVE ESAFETY ACRONYMS
ABS - Anti-Lock Braking Systems
ACC - Adaptive Cruise Control
The handbook for Safety Camera Partnerships states:
BSM - Blind Spot Monitoring
All cameras must be highly visible (rule 5) EBA - Emergency Break Assist
EBR - Emergency Braking
Fixed/mobile cameras may only be used at a ESC - Electronic Stability Control
site with a significant killed/seriously injured ESP (aka ESC) - Electronic Stability Programme
record (rule 7)
FSR - Full Speed Range ACC
IBP - Improved Braking Performance
So government guidelines for safety camera placement
require a disproportionate number of deaths or serious ILS - Intelligent Lighting Systems
injuries before a camera may be deployed! The visibility INS - Intersection Safety
guidelines along with the requirement for a high number of IVSS - Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems
deaths/serious injuries mean that Safety Camera LCA - Lane Change Assistant
Partnerships are effectively prevented from enforcing the
LDW - Lane Departure Warning
limits to the maximum of their ability.
LKA - Lane Keeping Assistant
More Acronyms - Brian Knibb
NIW - NightVisionWarn
The guidelines also require that drivers be warned of speed PCS - Pre Crash Safety
enforcement well in advance of the cameras and that the PCV - Pre-Crash Protection of Vulnerable Road
cameras be highly visible. Research shows that the number Users
of accidents in the immediate vicinity of the cameras has SLA - Speed Limitation Assistance
decreased. This decrease has not been statistically
TC - Traction Control
significant away from the immediate vicinity of the cameras.
VOA - Voice Activation
Research shows that most drivers just slow down in the
immediate vicinity of the cameras and then speed up to WLD - Wireless Local Danger Warning
their normal driving speed away from the cameras.
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Highly visible enforcement strategies act to remind road
users that enforcement is present and potentially increases
both the actual and the perceived risk of detection. Non-
visible enforcement acts to increase road user's sense of
uncertainty and to prevent them from adapting their
speeding behaviour at specific times and locations when
speeding enforcement is clearly being carried out.
The rules governing Safety Camera Partnerships should be
enhanced to permit the following:
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Permitted to use safety cameras both covertly as
well as overtly.
The only requirement for speed enforcement
should be a history of speeding at the location in
Time average speed cameras to be used in
preference to highly visible localized spot
Permit the use of 30mph repeater signs where
appropriate/effective e.g. on a main road through
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010 LIVES SAVED
Britain's first car crash casualty - when the speed limit was
By 2020 Electronic Stability Control ESC could
reduce european fatalities by 16.6% if fitted to all
cars. ESC is likely to save 14% lives when fitted to
84% cars. 1% is 230 lives saved a year. ref: eImpact
LIVES SAVED & INJURIES PREVENTED
In Europe a 1% reduction in fatalities is 230 people, a
1% reduction in injuries is 3700 people. ref: eImpact
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ACTIVE CAR ESAFETY
Ranked 1-12 by potential to save most lives. ref:
1) ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) - TOP
LIFE SAVER! PREVENTS SKIDS
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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
Pedestrian zombies are a deadly force - not all technology
is good for road safety
by braking wheels individually ESC reduces risk of
car skids & rollovers during emergency manoeuvres.
A recent report by the AA says that the new
If fitted to all cars in Europe ESC would reduce death
technological age is creating ‘pedestrian
on roads by 16.6% - that's 4500 lives saved each
zombies’ who are oblivious to road safety and
year. Click picture for ESC video.
could be responsible for many accidents.
AA patrols have noted a marked increase in
2) LANE KEEPING SUPPORT (LKS) - WARNS
the number of ‘iPod zombie pedestrians’, and
ABOUT LANE DRIFTING
the Association suggests that they could be
responsible for some of the 500 pedestrian
deaths or 26,887 pedestrian casualties last
Analysis from AA Insurance shows there has been a 5% increase in pedestrian
inattention related collisions in the last year.
Descriptions in AA Insurance claims include, “he walked into the side of the car”
and “pedestrian just walked out”. One even tells of a car swerving to avoid a pedestrian
and ending up in a chemist’s shop.
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010
Cars with ESC involved in 3% fewer crashes, 25% fewer
on snowy & icy roads.
Proceedings, 13th ITS World Congress and Exhibition
8-12 October 2006, London, UK Congress and Exhibition
Proceedings, 13th ITS World
8-12 October 2006, ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes although the
Overall the cars withLondon, UK
effectiveness is substantially higher under conditions of adverse road the
Overall the cars with ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes although friction
i.e. 25% reduction on snowy higher under conditions of adverse road frictionin
effectiveness is substantially and icy roads. ESC equipped cars are involved
i.e. 25% reduction on snowy and this reduction equipped cars combined
15% fewer fatal crashes althoughicy roads. ESC represents the are involved in
effectfewer fatal crashes although this reduction represents the combined
15% of ESC and passive safety improvements.
The study used the national accident statistics of Great Britain. The crash
effect of ESC and passive safety improvements.
experienceused the cars wasaccident statistics of Great Britain. The crash
The study of 8951 national analysed and compared to a closely matching
set of non-ESC cars cars was analysed and compared to a closely matching
experience of 8951 using case-control methods.
set of non-ESC cars using P., 20006): methods. KB)
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Crabsallover Comments: These results are often statistically
not significant and sometimes its results are often statistically
Crabsallover Comments: Thesenot clear which results
are significant and which are not. not clear which results
not significant and sometimes its The graphs should highlight
these differences in signficance, but do not. This analysis of GB
are significant and which are not. The graphs should highlight
national accident in signficance, but do not. equipped with GB
these differences data has indicated that carsThis analysis of ESC
with stearing wheel vibration & audible warning (Lane
are involved in 3% fewer crashes overall cars equipped with ESC
national accident data has indicated that compared to
are involvedcars. This compares to 22% effectiveness in Sweden
unequipped in 3% fewer crashes overall compared to Departure Warning LDW) followed by active steering
and 45% in cars. This compares to 22% effectiveness in
unequipped Germany using similar methods. The UK ESCSweden (Lane Departure Prevention LDP) when car drift into
effectiveness results using order of magnitude lower than
and 45% in Germanyare an similar methods. The UK ESC those the wrong lane. If fitted to all European cars, LKS
in Germany or Sweden - an order ofdoes not explain why there
effectiveness results are the report magnitude lower than those
should be such Sweden difference in does notSwedish why there
in Germany or a huge - the report the UK, explain and could save 3450 (15%) lives each year. Click picture
German results. The analysis has in the UK, Swedish most
should be such a huge difference shown that ESC is and for video.
effective results.poor road surface shown thatsuch as most snow
German under The analysis has conditions ESC is rain,
effective under poor road surface conditions 25%. The data also
and ice where the effectiveness increases to such as rain, snow
indicates that these conditions are relatively rare in Great Britain
and ice where the effectiveness increases to 25%. The data also
indicates 2% these conditions place on snow or in roads (but I
with only that of crashes taking are relatively rare icy Great Britain 3) SPEEDALERT (SPE) - ALWAYS KNOW THE
doubt these conditions are an order of magnitude greater in
with only 2% of crashes taking place on snow or icy roads (but I
Sweden or Germany). are an order of magnitude greater in
doubt these conditions
Sweden or Germany).
Overall the cars with ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes although the effectiveness is
substantially higher under conditions of adverse road friction. ESC equipped cars are using digital cameras recognises round speed limit
involved in 15% fewer fatal crashes although this reduction represents the combined signs and alerts you. Pedestrians hit at 30mph have
effect of ESC and passive safety improvements. 80% chance of surviving, at 35mph 50%, at 40mph
10%. SPE is likely to save over 1000 lives each year
by 2020. Click picture for video.
3A) SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE (SLA) -
MAINTAINS CAR SPEED BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT
Overall the cars with ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes although the effectiveness is
substantially higher under conditions of adverse road friction. ESC equipped cars are
involved in 15% fewer fatal crashes although this reduction represents the combined
effect of ESC and passive safety improvements.
The final dataset comprised 890,648 cars of which 8,685 were
The final with ESC.... The data was cars of – 2004. The UK
equippeddataset comprised 890,648for 2002which 8,685 wereAccident
equipped withthe severity of the was for 2002 – 2004. The UK Accident
Data records ESC.... The data injuries sustained in the crash. Fatal
Data records the severity of casualty that has died within 30 days of
crashes include at least one the injuries sustained in the crash. Fatal the Use with SpeedAlert SPE. No more speeding tickets!
crash, seriously injured casualties have sustained at least30fracture or
crashes include at least one casualty that has died within a days of the Pedestrians hit at 30mph have 80% chance of
crash, seriously injured casualties have sustained at least a fracture or
have been detained in hospital at least overnight while slightly injured surviving, at 35mph 50%, at 40mph 10%. You set the
casualties have sustained lower severity injuries, while slightly injured
have been detained in hospital at least overnight normally lacerations max. speed your car can travel. Override by flooring
and contusions. sustained lower of these casualties in vehicles equipped
casualties have The reductions severity injuries, normally lacerations the accelerator. 1 out 7 points in Euro NCAP Safety
Assist category. Click Nissan Qashqai picture for
with contusions. The in Figure 2 of these casualties in vehicles equipped
and ESC are shown reductions for all crashes, crashes where a car
Euro NCAP rating.
with ESC are either in Figure 2 for all injured (KSI) and fatal crashes.
occupant wasshown killed or seriously crashes, crashes where a car
occupant was either killed or seriously injured (KSI) and fatal crashes.
Overall ESC equipped cars were involved in 3% fewer crashes than
non-equipped vehicles carsKSI crashes were3% fewer crashes than
Overall ESC equipped but were involved in 19% lower and fatal 4) EMERGENCY BRAKING (EBR) - AVOID
crashes were 15% lower, although this result 19% not statistically
non-equipped vehicles but KSI crashes were was lower and fatal CRASHING INTO VEHICLE IN FRONT
significant. 15% lower, although this result was not statistically
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in car radar warns of danger of crashing with the
vehicle in front and can automatically activate the
brakes. If installed in all cars in Europe, 1400 lives
would be saved each year. Click picture for video.
4A) BRAKE ASSIST (BAS) - POWERFUL BRAKING
Used in conjunction with EBR, BAS gives drivers a
very powerful brake when you are trying to avoid a
crash. Click picture for thinkingcars news.
5) ECALL (ECA) - DIALS 999 IN A CRASH
On snow or icy road conditions ESC equipped cars had substantially fewer crashes.
Overall there were 25% fewer crashes while KSI crashes were reduced by 53%. There
were insufficient cases to evaluate fatal crash reductions of ESC fitted vehicles.
automatically makes an emergency call when an
6) DRIVER DROWSINESS MONITORING (DDM) -
detects when you make minute steering corrections
indicating drowsiness. Don't nod off! Be attentive!
Click picture for thinkingcars news.
7) WIRELESS LOCAL DANGER WARNING (WLD) -
VEHICLES EXCHANGE SAFETY INFO
Frontal collisions of all severity levels were 10% lower in ESC equipped cars while side
impacts reduced by 7%. KSI crashes were 18% lower in collisions to the front of the car
and 28% lower in side crashes. Fatal crashes were 38% higher in ESC equipped cars in
side impacts although there were insufficient cars to evaluate changes in frontal fatalities.
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None of these differences between front and side impact was statistically significant as
was the apparent increase in fatalities.
lets cars talk to each other and warns you of dangers
ahead. Click picture for thinkingcar news.
8) INTERSECTION SAFETY (INS) - AVOIDS
Small family cars showed a non-significant increase in crash rates of 2% for the ESC
equipped cars while large family cars had a 13% lower crash rate. Large off-roaders
showed a 24% increase in crash rates. Small MPVs, with just one model of car, showed
a 74% lower crash rate while large MPVs with 2 models showed a 29% increase.
alerts you about Stop Signs & Red Traffic Lights.
Click picture for thinkingcars news.
9) NIGHT VISION WARNING (NIW) - AVOID
PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS AT NIGHT
DISCUSSION This analysis of GB national accident data has indicated
that cars equipped with ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes overall
compared to unequipped cars. This compares to 22% effectiveness in
Sweden and 45% in Germany using similar methods. The analysis has
shown that ESC is most effective under poor road surface conditions
such as rain, snow and ice where the effectiveness increases to 25%.
The data also indicates that these conditions are relatively rare in Great uses infrared headlights. If fitted to all cars in Europe
Britain with only 2% of crashes taking place on snow or icy roads. NIW could reduce road deaths by 2.9% (667) & 2.0%
Although the benefit to Great Britain from ESC does not appear to be as
large as in other countries with more frequent adverse road surface
10) LANE CHANGE ASSISTANT (LCA) - AVOID
conditions it is nevertheless still significant in financial terms. In 2004 BLINDSPOTS
there were 292,000 cars involved in crashes in GB, most of which were
not equipped with ESC, these results indicate that if they had been
there would have been nearly 9,000 fewer crashes. The UK Department
for Transport has estimated the average cost of a crash to be £62,197
in 2004 values10 so the total saving resulting from uniform fitting of ESC
to cars is £544,845,720 (€730,093,265).
CONCLUSIONS This analysis of the GB national accident data has
shown that cars equipped with electronic stability control systems have
a lower crash involvement rate than non-equipped cars. The overall
reduction for crashes of all injury severity is 3% but on icy roads or snow
this rises to 25% but the accident data shows that only 2% of crashes
occur under these conditions.
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Mercedes Active Safety UK TV commercial
Mercedes TV commercial link. 'Best or Nothing' maxim. Jorg Breurer
introduces Attention Assist which prevents micro-sleep. Michael Fehring
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Blind Spot Monitoring helps you avoid a crash with a
Labels: Attention Assist, Mercedes, Pre-Safe anticipatory occupant protection
vehicle in the lane next to you by continuously
system screening the blind spots to the side of your vehicle.
Click picture for video.
11) PRECRASH PROTECTION (PCV) - BRAKE TO
SAVE PEDESTRIANS OR CYCLISTS
effectiveness of electronic stability control system in
reducing loss of vehicle control (Iowa, 2010)
source: search Google Scholar effectiveness "electronic stability
control" - 60 links since 2010
An empirical study of the effectiveness of electronic stability control
system in reducing loss of vehicle control.
Yiannis E. Papelis1, , a, , Ginger S. Watson2, a, and Timothy L. Browna,
a The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, United States Received
16 August 2008; revised 18 January 2009; accepted 21 April
2009. Available online 7 April 2010. Brakes applied when pedestrian detected too close.
Click picture for thinkcars news.
Abstract A significant percentage of fatal vehicle crashes involve loss
12) ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (FSR) - KEEP A
of control (LOC). Electronic stability control (ESC) is an active safety SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE VEHICLE IN FRONT
system that detects impending LOC and activates counter-measures
that help the driver maintain or re-gain control.
To assess the effectiveness of ESC in preventing LOC, an empirical
study was conducted on a high-fidelity driving simulator. The ESC
systems for two vehicles were incorporated into the simulator's
dynamics code which was calibrated to ensure engineering validation.
The study utilized three scenarios designed to recreate typical LOC
Full Speed Range FSR ensures vehicle in front is far
situations, and was designed to assess the effects of ESC presence,
vehicle type, scenario, age and gender. A total of 120 research
participants completed the study. Results showed a statistically
significant reduction in LOC with ESC compared to without ESC (F = EURO NCAP
52.72, p < 0.0001).
The study findings of 5% LOC with ESC and 30% without ESC match
several epidemiological studies that have analyzed ESC effectiveness
on real-world crashes, providing strong support to the use of driving
simulation for studying driver behavior.
Study conclusions suggest that wide-spread utilization of ESC is likely
to reduce traffic fatalities. Keywords: Electronic stability control;
Electronic stability program; Loss of control; Safety; Driving simulator
Article Outline Electronic Stability Control (ESC) effectiveness
1. Introduction 2. Background on ESC 3. Method 3.1. Simulator 3.2.
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Experimental design 3.3. Participants 3.4. Treatments 3.5. Dependent
measures 3.6. Procedure 3.7. Statistical analysis 4. Results 5.
Discussion 6. Conclusion Acknowledgements References
Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 757 638 6560; fax: +1 757 686 6214.
Accident Analysis & Prevention Volume 42, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages
929-934 Assessing Safety with Driving Simulators
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EURO NCAP SAFETY ASSIST
Rewards manufacturers for fitment of electronic
stability control (3/7 points, 43%), Speed limitation
device (1/7, 14%) and seat belt reminders (3/7, 43%).
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
my comments in italic quotes
ESC prevents car skids. Cars with ESC are involved
Literature Review, Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control
in fewer accidents, and less serious ones, than cars
Many studies now have estimated that ESC reduces fatal single-vehicle without. By 2012, Euro NCAP will assess and reward
crashes by between 30 and 50% among cars and 50-70% among SUVs. ONLY cars which are fitted with ESC as standard
Furthermore, fatal rollover crashes are estimated to be 70-90% lower with across the whole of the model range.
ESC regardless of vehicle type.
The review discusses the methodological differences and examines the
findings according to vehicle type, crash type and severity, and road
conditions. SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE (SLA) -
(Fegurson S.A., 2007) pdf (1.8 MB) MAINTAINS CAR SPEED BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT
This metastudy was sponsored by Robert Bosch - the inventors
of ESC. Table 1 has comments on 12 ESC studies.
No more speeding tickets?! Pedestrians hit at 30mph
Proceedings, 13th ITS World Congress and Exhibition have 80% chance of surviving, at 35mph 50%, at
8-12 October 2006, London, UK
Overall the cars with ESC are involved in 3% fewer crashes although the 40mph 10%. With SLA set the speed limit and your
effectiveness is substantially higher under conditions of adverse road friction car will not exceed it. Temporarily override the set
i.e. 25% reduction on snowy and icy roads. ESC equipped cars are involved
in 15% fewer fatal crashes although this reduction represents the combined
effect of ESC and passive safety improvements
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speed by flooring the accelerator. Click Nissan
Statistical analysis of road accidents and fatalities as well as traffic insurance
Qashqai SLA picture for Euro NCAP advice.
Download PDF (IIHS, 2006): .pdf (313 KB)
SEAT BELT REMINDERS
Press release. National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid
18 February 2005
ESC decreased the accident rate of single-car accidents by about 44% and
that of head-on collisions by about 24%; the decrease was higher for more
severe accidents; the decrease of single accidents and head-on collisions
was higher on wet road conditions (58%) than on dry conditions (20%).
Comparison of data of 1,471 single-car accidents or head-on collisions not
caused by drunk driving or drowsy driving involving ten models that were
originally designed and shipped without ESC but subsequently became to be
equipped with ESC were chosen from the accident data held by the Institute
for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis (ITARDA) in Japan. Accident
numbers were related to the number of such cars in use.
Download PDF (Ohono & Shimura, 2005): .pdf (83 KB)
International Technical Conference
on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference (ESV)
The overall effectiveness of ESC on all injury crashes except for rear end
crashes was 16.7 +/- 9.3%, while for serious and fatal crashes the
effectiveness was 21.6 +/- 12.8%. The effectiveness for serious and fatal
crashes on wet roads was 56.2 +/- 23.5 %. On roads covered with ice and
snow, the corresponding effectiveness was 49.2 +/- 30.2 %. Many people continue to drive without wearing their
The estimates are based on the assumption that rear end crashes on dry seatbelts, and such people are vastly over-
road surfaces are not affected at all by ESC.
Download PDF (Lie, A., Tingvall, C., Krafft, M. & Kullgren, A. , 2005): represented in statistics of severe and fatal injuries.
.pdf (82 KB) Many of those who do not routinely wear their
seatbelts would do so if prompted by a seatbelt
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Car Active eSafety systems that actively prevent cars from straying into the
Mercedes-Benz launch new Limited for Roads and Traffic
Vehicle Design and Research Pty
paths of of NSW OTHER ESAFETY
In Australia, ESC is estimated to reduce road fatalities in light vehicles by
This autumn, Mercedes-Benz is to launch new Car Active eSafetyand
29%. Assuming that ESC can prevent 50% of loss-of-control accidents
systems CAeS that actively prevent cars from straying into the
paths of others. costs $1,000, ESC is estimated to have a benefit cost ratio
that an ESC units
Compilation of ESC safety evaluation results throughout the world.
.pdf (848 of
WhatCar.com observes that it is an extensionKB)CAeS which is already available. Indeed, at present, Mercedes-Benz offers
Download PDF (Paine, M., 2005):
blind-spot and lane-change warnings that alert the driver if the car is about to move into the path of another coming up behind, or
drift unintentionally into another lane.
Wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisstand zu ESP. 10 the review
"The big difference with the new active systems,"Jahre ESP explained, "is that they apply the brakes on one side of the car to
Berlin, 23 February 2005
In Germany, onto a cent equipment even if there ESP is estimated risk
bring it back 100 per straight course,of all cars with is no immediate to of a collision."
reduce the number of accidents with car occupant injuries by about 7 -11
%. The reduction in the car occupant fatalities would be approximately 15 -
The active lane-change system works as long as there is a solid white line on one side of the car and a dotted line on the other".
The study compiled all available on motorways, I ESP effectiveness.
So that means it will only workaccident studies onpresume.
Both safety features will initially be available on the revised S-Class saloon and CL coupe plus the E-Class family.
National HighwayPosted by crabsallover at 3:39 AM
Traffic Safety Agency, USA 0 comments
Labels: Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Support (LKS), Lane-Keeping Assist, Mercedes Benz CL Coupe, Mercedes Benz S-Class,
Single vehicle crashes were reduced by 35% in passenger cars and by 67 %
Mercedes E Class study also showed significant or borderline-significant
in SUV crashes. The ranked in importance by crabsallover
reductions in the multi-vehicle crash rates per 100,000 vehicle years with
0 Ratings No rating
As multi-vehicle crashes we used as the control group and it is possible that
multi-vehicle crashes are being reduced by ESC, this means that the true DAYLIGHT RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL)
effectiveness of ESC could be higher than estimated for single vehicle
Download PDF (Dang, J., 2004): .pdf (61 KB)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Arlington, Virginia, USA
ESC reduced single-vehicle crash involvement risk by approximately 41 %
and single-vehicle injury crash involvement risk by 41 %. This translates to
an estimated 7 % reduction in overall crash involvement risk and a 9 %
reduction in overall injury crash involvement risk. Based on all fatal crashes
in the United States over 3 years, ESC was found to have reduced single-
Always on lights. ECE R48/R47 requires DRL for al
vehicle fatal crash involvement risk by 56 percent. This translates to an new cars in 2011. Reduce daytime crashes by 3-
estimated 34 percent reduction in overall fatal crash involvement risk. 10%. Click picture for Wiki.
The study compared crash involvement rates for otherwise identical vehicle
models with and without ESC systems.
Download PDF (Farmer, C., 2004): fulltext.pdf (79 KB)
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Literature Review, Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control
Labels: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) effectiveness
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source:and No rating among SUVs. Furthermore, fatal rollover crashes are
ng cars 50-70%
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are LED or Xenon & automatically adjust so the
entire road is lit. No European studies but in USA
This autumn, Mercedes-Benz is to launch new Car Active eSafety
2500 deaths & 31,000 injuries could be prevented.
systems CAeS that actively prevent cars from straying into the paths of Click picture for video.
WhatCar.com observes that it is an extension of CAeS which is already CURVE SPEED WARNING
available. Indeed, at present, Mercedes-Benz offers blind-spot and lane-
change warnings that alert the driver if the car is about to move into the
path of another coming up behind, or drift unintentionally into another
"The big difference with the new active systems," the review
explained, "is that they apply the brakes on one side of the car to bring it
back onto a straight course, even if there is no immediate risk of a
collision." using satnav maps warns you if you are travelling too
fast for an upcoming curve. Click picture for thinkcars
The active lane-change system works as long as there is a solid white news.
line on one side of the car and a dotted line on the other". So that
means it will only work on motorways, I presume.
CAR SAFETY RESOURCES
Both safety features will initially be available on the revised S-Class choose ESC
saloon and CL coupe plus the E-Class family. eIMPACT 2008
eSafety Challenge on Facebook
Euro NCAP on Youtube
i2010 Intelligent Car (2007)
SaferCar.gov - USA Government
TRACE - TRaffic Accident Causation in Europe
Vision Zero International
MANUFACTURERS ACTIVE ESAFETY