Indian automaker Tata Motors has showcased a new safety feature, Electronic Stability Control (ESCsmart) for the range of Prima and Signa trucks.
Apart from the ESC, it also features Automatic Traction Control (ATC) and Hill Start Aid (HSA) for the range of trucks and buses.
Developed in partnership with WABCO INDIA, these technologies provide complete value to customers by providing vehicle stability, reducing accident risk, repair cost and improving vehicle uptime, thus enhancing road safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
The ESC is added on Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which was introduced as a part of regulatory compliance as per Central Motors Vehicle Rules promulgated by Government of India for all vehicles more than 12 tonne GVW.
Electronic Stability Control takes the safety to the next level by providing safety under demanding conditions of various handling maneuvers, thereby preventing or minimizing the probability of accidents.
Functionally ESC predicts upcoming instability and automatically applies the brakes to avoid rollover, skidding and jack-knifing. It measures vehicle's lateral acceleration, roll about its vertical axis through sensors, and applies brakes on selective wheels to control instability.
Head of Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, Girish Wagh said, "We are the first OEM in India who is deploying Electronic Stability Control (ESCsmart) safety technology in all our Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles. We are delighted to work with class-leading global suppliers like WABCO to develop innovative and technology leading products for our Indian customers."
The introduction of ESC in heavy and medium commercial vehicles reflects Tata Motors' proactive approach to make the trucks and buses safer and making available the new technology to India truck and fleet operators.