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NHTSA Proposes Brake-Throttle Override Rule

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.
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Hyundai Offers Brake Pedal Electronic Throttle Override Capability, Which Is Less Fiendish Than It Sounds

Vehicles / Cars : Blog (3 years ago)

“Brake pedal electronic throttle override capability” sounds scary and complicated, but Hyundai will assure you that it’s not. With almost all new cars featuring lightweight, inexpensive, relatively responsive electronic throttles—n... Read Post

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

Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik (3 years ago)

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 H... 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

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