F1 drivers take part in road safety challenge

11.40 | 11 September 2009 |

Some of the world’s best drivers gathered in Rome last week to take part in the eSafety Challenge, an annual event that promotes and highlights the life-saving potential of safety technologies such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

Formula One stars Heikki Kovalainen of McLaren, BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica, Toyota’s Timo Glock, and Ferrari’s Giancarlo Fisichella joined forces to demonstrate five different technologies: ESC, which stabilises the car in a skid; lane support systems, which adjusts steering if the car drifts out of its lane; speed alert, which warns the driver if he or she is speeding; blind spot monitoring, which warns the driver if a vehicle is in his blind spot; and warning and emergency braking systems, which act to slow the car automatically in the case of an impending impact.

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