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 accelerator.
A St. Louis is blaming a sticky gas pedal for a recent crash involving his Toyota Camry.
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...
Data collected from Toyota vehicle crash recorders by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows driver error — gas, no brake — was to blame in all but one crash. That argument sounds familiar. More »
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.