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Transport Canada has been planning on implementing a change which would lower Canadian bumper safety standards from the current 8 km/h standard to 4 km/h. This halving of the standard would bring the Canadian testing in line with the regulations of both Europe and the U.S. Apparently, Transport Canada believes that vehicles would be cheaper to import while maintaining automobile safety. In fact, Canadian officials believe that the new standard could actually improve pedestrian safety. Or not, ac

What do ESP, VSC, VSA, VDC, ESC, YSC, Stabillitrack, IVD and assorted other names and acronyms have in common? They all describe essentially the same functionality on cars and trucks provided by various car makers around the world. Every one of these is a name applied to electronic stability control systems. At their core, all of these systems have sensors that measure what the driver is requesting the vehicle to do and what the vehicle is actually doing. They use the brakes and engine managemen