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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities...

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How does stability control work? Do I need ESC for my next car?
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How does stability control work? Do I need ESC for my next car?

Developed in the late 1980s, Electronic Stability Control (also known as ESC or ESP), has formed a major part of vehicle safety. When reader Stefan contacted CarAdvice asking whether he should be looking for a vehicle with stability control, we wanted to put the technology to the test to demonstrate just how integral it is to vehicle safety...


No ESC? No Five-star rating!
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No ESC? No Five-star rating!

The recent five-star safety rating awarded to Subaru's latest generation Impreza was not the only good news to come from the Australian New Car Assessment Program. ANCAP boss Lachlan McIntosh, also declared what many in the industry have been asking for, from 2008, all new cars seeking a five-star safety rating require ESC...


Electronic Stability Control Getting More Popular
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Electronic Stability Control Getting More Popular

Car manufacturers are getting the message, Electronic Stability Control (ESC/ESP/DSC/etc) is not just a marketing tool, but a life saving feature. Yesterday the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) released figures which show that 34.7 percent of new passenger and SUV vehicles are fitted standard with ESC. This is a 14...


Suziki Swift Sport Gets ESP
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Suziki Swift Sport Gets ESP

Suzuki today announced the brands spory model, the Suzuki Swift Sport will now come standard with Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The standard Swift model still does not get the upgrade “Suzuki is committed to providing the highest levels of safety to its customers, we have stayed true to the Suzuki philosophy of fantastic value for money by including ESP on the Swift Sport without adding to the price...


Benefits of ESP - Part 2

Yesterday we talked a little about the benefits of ESP and included a few videos to demonstrate this point. After many requests, we have sourced more videos showing the difference between vehicles equipped with ESP and those without. Firstly, ESP on: Looks pretty good! ESP Off : The benefits of ESP are clear in the second video, although, we admit, it seems as though the driver makes no attempt at correcting the vehicle's path...


Benefits of ESP

We mention the need for ESP quite a lot on Car Advice, mainly because we believe driver aid technologies such as ESP go a long way to save lives. As you read through, check out each video showing the benefits of ESP (thanks to GM Holden).   ESP (sometimes referred to as ESC) stands for Electronic Stability Program...