Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is an active safety technology that improves a vehicle's dynamic stability by detecting loss and supporting the regain of control of the vehicle. ESC does not protect occupants in a crash, but helps to avoid the crash in the first place.
Euro NCAP has verified the ESC performance of cars crash-tested in 2009 and 2010. Since 2011, “sine-with dwell” test are performed on all cars that meet the fitment requirements. The tests are carried out by Euro NCAP accredited test facilities that have proven to be capable of delivering reproducible results. The points for ESC will only be awarded when the vehicle will pass this test.
ESC tests explained
The survey for 2008 is available here
Press pack May 2007 - Choose ESC