Malaysia announces ESC legislation

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The Malaysian government has announced its intention to legislate for the introduction of electronic stability control (ESC) on all new vehicles by June 2018. The announcement was made by the Malaysian Minister of Transport during the launch of Stop the Crash ASEAN, which took place on November 29 at the Sepang F1 Circuit in Malaysia.

According to the Malaysian government, ESC is widely considered to be the most important car safety development since the seat belt. ESC has been mandatory in both the EU and US since 2012.

David Ward,  secretary general of Global NCAP said, “Global NCAP welcomes this announcement. This year, the UN General Assembly recommended that countries legislate to introduce Stop the Crash technologies and Malaysia has responded to the call and we congratulate them for doing so.”

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