Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Revealed
The federal government estimates this new technology will save more lives than the airbag!
ESC is so efficient in keeping your car on the road that Farmers Insurance even gives a discount on your auto policy if it is installed on your vehicle!
Top Gear - Car-Boat Challenge - BBC
Here's a chance to see the Top Gear boys famous car-boat challenge! Will any of their amphibious converted cars survive the Top Gear challenges? Find out in this BBC clip. Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews.
DSC saved my life!
BMW's Dyanamic Stability Control caught my spin before it caught me! Hydroplane!!! I was doing between 85-100 mph in the rain (I know -- tsk) when I hit a huge puddle. The numerous sensors in my car detected the spin, applied the necessary corrective braking force to individual wheels while modulating throttle input to correct the spin and send me on my intended path. THANK YOU BMW! Coincidence I was filming it.
Top Gear - Build your own limousines! BBC
It's time for another Top Gear challenge, a fast racing game to the finish. This time, the boys are asked to make their own stretch limousines out of their car of choice. Watch as they face paintball gun attacks and the all dreaded 3 point turn challenge. From the BBC.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) side-by-side comparison
Volkswagen has announced plans to install the safety feature, Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), as a standard trait in all of its 2009 models -- ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 2012 deadline. Volkswagen reports it is the first non-luxury manufacturer to include a standard electronic stabilization system on all of its vehicles. The NHTSA predicts that if every vehicle was equipped with ESP, an estimated 10,000 lives could be saved each year.