The New York Times reports that "the stability systems available in some cars and trucks can greatly reduce the likelihood of an accident." Enthusiasts have known this for some time, but now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published a study with proof.
A feature that saves lives was developed by the automotive industry and made available on a broad range of vehicles with no government intervention, press releases or rule making required. The only pressure to get this done was the pressure of the market to deliver the best product at the best price.
A side note: The Times believes that the plural of Mercedes is Mercedeses. "Many luxury models do offer it as standard equipment, including all Porsches, BMW's, Mercedeses and Infinitis, as well as sport utility vehicles from Cadillac, Lexus and Lincoln." Normally, if the Times says it, it must be true and a Google search on "Mercedeses" shows that the term is well used in many respected publications. However, a Google search of mbusa.com returns nothing, presumably because Mercedes does not believe that "Mercedeses" is word.
The Times also believes that the plural of S.U.V. is S.U.V.'s, and that while it is nice to own one BMW, owning several BMW's is better. The BBC, however, discourages using an apostrophe when pluralizing (that may not be a word, but it sounds good and you know what I mean) anything including abreviations like CD (and BBC although there is only one). This ignores completely the question of whether, through common use, "S.U.V." is more correctly written "SUV". Looking through the current issue of Road and Track leads me to believe that the New York Times is in error on all these matters. In fact, if you own three automobiles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, they would be your "Mercedes".