Hyundai announces standard brake-override for all models

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HYUNDAI IMPLEMENTS THROTTLE OVERRIDE CAPABILITY IN ADVANCE OF PENDING GOVERNMENT MANDATE
Hyundai Bolsters Its Safety Leadership Record with all Models
Providing Brake Pedal Throttle Override Capability
COSTA MESA, May 2, 2012 Hyundai continues its practice of providing critical safety technologies to its customers well before government mandates come into effect with all models now offering brake pedal electronic throttle override capability.
The government mandate for brake pedal throttle override capability, a component of FMVSS 124 (Accelerator Control Systems), has been under consideration by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, its final approval and subsequent timing have yet to be determined. Hyundai development teams have been less concerned about final government mandate timing, focusing instead on the immediate safety and assurance of their customers.
Beginning with May 2012 production, fully 100 percent of all U.S. Hyundai models now provide the assuring safeguard of brake pedal throttle override capability. This advanced safety feature implementation by Hyundai remains many months and possibly years before the final government mandate, if approved.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (MummyChunk) wrote:

Can someone explain what that is?
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Larry Weil wrote:

That means that you should be able to stop your car while flooring the throttle. I assume that applying the brakes disengages the throttle. Many people get confused about which pedal is which and apply both at once and then run into things and off cliffs, etc.
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It keeps stupid people from hurting themselves.
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/05/all-hyundai-models-now-equipped-with-brake-pedal-throttle-override.html
The mandate has been under consideration by NHTSA since April 16, 2012, but beginning with May production, all of Hyundais models will have the additional safeguard of brake pedal throttle override capability. While a remote possibility, the electronic throttle control could malfunction, causing a vehicle to accelerate on its own. The advanced safety feature will ensure that vehicles driven by an electronic throttle body wont have any instances of unintentional acceleration. Hyundais implementation of a brake pedal throttle override could be months, even years, ahead of government mandate if its even approved. With Hyundais brake pedal throttle override capability, any brake pedal input by the driver, even with a runaway throttle condition, completely overrides any throttle malfunction, said Robert Babcock, director of certification and compliance affairs for Hyundais technical center. It is no longer possible to have increasing engine power once the brake pedal is depressed by the driver. This adds a reassuring, incremental safeguard of control for Hyundai drivers.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

No more smoking burnouts or powering out mud holes. :(
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/05/all-hyundai-models-now-equipped-with-brake-pedal-throttle-override.html
It also suggests that those who buy Hyundai's aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer.
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Voyager wrote:

Nah, they just want to head off the Honda, Ford, Toyota, and GM type lawyer problems before someone drives off a cliff, kills the family, and blames the gas pedal. Remember the flying, flaming Lexus in California?
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On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:44:04 -0500, Paul in Houston TX

Oh, you mean the murder/suicide? A couple of cars a week were running away after that made the news and just a suddenly, it stopped. Amazing what people will do to get on the news.
I figure a couple may be people hitting the wrong pedal, the others are copy-cats.
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