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Why NHTSA's Proposed Brake Override System Needs An On/Off Switch [Car Safety]

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When you're wildly stomping at the pedals of your car in a panic, there's really only one outcome you're looking for: Stop. That's why, for 99.9% of drivers and driving, the mandatory brake override system proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a good idea. More »
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NHTSA’s New Chief Considers Auto-Brake Systems

Vehicles / Cars : Blog (2 years ago)

David Friedman has been appointed as the new deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and has considered making auto-brake systems in cars a mandatory feature. Friedman has previously push... Read Post

Most Gas Pedal Crashes Involve Women – NHTSA

Vehicles / Cars : (3 years ago)

BTO systems may be able to overcome pedal misapplication errors where a driver is on both the gas and brake simultaneously, but they'll do nothing for times when drivers believe they're depressing the brake but are flooring the acce... Read Post

NHTSA Proposes Brake-Throttle Override Rule

Vehicles / Cars : (3 years ago)

The Brake Throttle Override (BTO) rule isn't simply aimed at confused drivers that depress both pedals at once and end up inside a building. Read Post

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