HYUNDAI IMPLEMENTS THROTTLE OVERRIDE CAPABILITY IN ADVANCE OF PENDING
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.
That means that you should be able to stop
your car while flooring the throttle.
I assume that applying the brakes disengages
Many people get confused about which pedal
is which and apply both at once and then
run into things and off cliffs, etc.
It keeps stupid people from hurting themselves.
The mandate has been under consideration by NHTSA since April 16,
2012, but beginning with May production, all of Hyundai’s 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 won’t have any instances of unintentional
Hyundai’s implementation of a brake pedal throttle override could be
months, even years, ahead of government mandate if it’s even approved.
“With Hyundai’s 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 Hyundai’s
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.”
It also suggests that those who buy Hyundai's aren't the sharpest knives
in the drawer.
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?
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
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