Stability control gets cheaper

* Bosch unveils new sensor * Should make stability control cheaper * Will increase fitment in small cars...

15 Jun 2010 11:50 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Bosch has developed a new steering-wheel sensor that should make stability control cheaper to fit and more widely available in small cars.

The system uses technology to determine the angle of the steering wheel, something that is increasingly used in stability control systems.

It's cheaper than previous systems, which, Bosh says, makes it particularly suitable for small cars where standard fitment of stability control is less common.

The real value of stability control
It is estimated that it costs just 200 for manufacturers to fit stability control, and that if it were standard on every car it would reduce road deaths by 30%.

According to motor industry research centre Thatcham, which monitors fitment rates and tests effectiveness, only 63% of new cars in the UK have stability control fitted as standard one of the lowest figures in Europe.

Our video demonstrates the dramatic difference between a car with and without stability control.