With the new safety norms due to come into effect from 2017, automobile manufacturers are gradually working on introducing safety features as a standard feature on their upcoming products as well as their existing line-up. Two wheeler manufacturers are equipping their products with Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) and ABS (for products above 125cc) or CBS (for products below 125cc).
Automobile manufacturers too have started to provide safety features such as airbags and ABS as a standard feature. Take the case of Ford India, which has silently introduced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) on the Trend trim level of the Figo and Figo Aspire.
Ford already offers dual airbags as standard on the Trend trims of these models. Previously, only the Titanium and Titanium+ trims of the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan were equipped with ABS and EBD. With the new update, these safety features remain missing only on the base and Ambiente trim of the Figo and the Ambiente trim of the Figo Aspire.
The news comes just a few days after German automaker Volkswagen made ABS and dual airbags as standard features across the trim range of the Polo and the Vento. Even in the two wheeler segment, manufacturers such as Hero and KTM have added the Automatic Headlamp On feature to a few of its models in their respective product portfolio. Recently, even Yamaha introduced the aforementioned safety feature on the YZF-R15.