Tata Motors has announced that it will be equipping it medium and heavy commercial vehicles (CV) with Electronic Stability Control (ESCsmart) with an objective of making Indian roads safer. In addition to this, it also offers Automatic Traction Control (ATC) and Hill Start Aid (HSA) safety technology for the range of trucks and buses. The brand showcased the ESCsmart system for its range of PRIMA and SIGNA trucks on 4th October. With this, Tata Motors has become the first company in India to add ESC to its CVs. Developed in partnership with WABCO INDIA, these technologies provide vehicle stability, reducing accident risk, repair cost and improving vehicle uptime, thus enhancing road safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. ESCsmart will be available on Prima – Tractors 4025.S, 4925 and Trucks 2523T, 3123T and 3723T and Signa LPS 4018 and LPS 4923 as well as LPT platforms of 25T, 31T and 37T.
The ESC functionality 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. While ABS contributes significantly to the safety of vehicles under different road conditions, ESC takes it to the next level, thereby preventing or minimising the probability of accidents.
Functionally ESC predicts forthcoming instability and automatically intervenes by applying brakes to avoid a 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. Benefits to the customers shall be in terms of preventing jack-knifing in tractor-trailer, improve directional stability during dynamic manoeuvres, prevent roll over during turning at high speed.
“Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of technology innovation and we have constantly endeavoured to provide a differentiated experience to our discerning customers. Safety is of paramount importance to us and the introduction of new safety technologies further reiterates our commitment to strengthen the safety performance of our products and introduce future technologies, ahead of time,” Girish Wagh, Head – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Ltd, 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.”