The electronic stability control will be mandatory in Brazil in 2020

From 2020, the electronic stability control will be mandatory for new vehicles type-approved in Brazil. In 2022 it will be mandatory for 100% of the cars produced locally.

ESPAndl National Council of Transit (CONTRAN) has just approved a new legislation establishing that the electronic stability control to be mandatory for the new cars that are manufactured from 2020.

This new requirement will be implemented in two phases. The first of these will take place in 2020 and shall be valid for vehicles that are approved from the date of publication of the resolution of CONTRAN, that is to say for all the new models or to receive updates with important changes. The second stage will start in 2022 and force you to use the electronic device to all new vehicles, even those who were introduced to the market before the entry into force of the law.

stability control, also known as ESC (Electronic Stability Control) or ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is a security device that acts directly on the control of the vehicle to keep the car within its initial trajectory. The system detects loss of grip of the tires and shoot several times per second the brake in a way that is barely perceptible by the driver, so as to minimize or avoid the loss of trajectory.

stability control is mandatory for all vehicles that are sold in the European Union from the month of November 2011. In accordance with the Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Automotive (AEA), the inclusion of this system will lead to a increase its cost of production around 1,000 to 2,000 real (between 250 and 500 dollars), depending on the model, that is to say an impact similar to that produced by the adoption of the ABS brakes and airbags in the year 2014.