26 August- World Champions Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher took part in an e-Safety demonstration.
At the event, more than 150 guests and media representatives heard presentations by experts on the technologies.
In partnership with the FIA Foundation, eSafetyAware, Transport Canada, the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)and CAA-QuÃ©bec have held an e-Safety demonstration featuring seven time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and Canadian racing driver Jacques Villeneuve.
Schumacher and Villeneuve called on Canadians to think about e-Safety technologies when they consider their next vehicle purchase.
Systems such as Electronic Stability Control already exist in some vehicles and can prevent accidents before they happen, but according to both drivers, these technologies should be more widely available and sought out by consumers.
â€œWe know these technologies reduce the impact of injuries and save lives,â€ Schumacher said at the â€˜eSafety on Boardâ€™ event.
â€œCanadians should be aware of them, and make them a consideration when buying a new vehicle.â€
Four systems â€“ Electronic Stability Control, Warning and Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Lane Support â€“ were demonstrated with the help of
CAA-QuÃ©bec expert drivers, at Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, QuÃ©bec on June 10. A fifth technology, Speed Alert, is widely
available in Europe and will hopefully become an option on North American vehicles soon.