accelerator pedal

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Noun1.accelerator pedal - a pedal that controls the throttle valveaccelerator pedal - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
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Automotive accelerator pedal modules are available in two different types, suspended pedals and floor mounted pedals.
Summary: Automotive accelerator pedal modules are available in two different types, suspended pedals and floor mounted pedals.
The new function is intended to prevent vehicles from quickly accelerating when the driver presses the accelerator pedal too firmly, according to the report.
The driver hit the accelerator pedal and crashed into a parked car in front.
THE Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Domasco Doha Marketing Services Company, dealer of Volvo vehicles in Qatar, has announced the recall of Volvo Paradiso bus model of 2017 over faulty accelerator pedal sensor.
The e-Pedal allows drivers to use and step on the accelerator pedal to accelerate, decelerate and stop.
The driver of a Ferrari Spider crashed his $270,000 supercar into a garden, claiming the accelerator pedal became stuck.
However, the logs indicated that the accelerator pedal was pressed just before impact.
In addition, the haptic accelerator pedal can be coupled with a camera that recognises speed-limit signs.
SUA, according to Mitsubishi, can be caused by (1) Pedal Entrapment, usually caused by old floor mats; (2) Pedal Misapplication, which occurs when the driver accidentally steps on the throttle instead of the brake; (3) Mechanical/Electronic Failure, which isn't possible even with a faulty fuel injector, due to multiple safety checks performed by the Electronic Control Unit (ECU); and finally (4) a sticky accelerator pedal.
A RETIRED teacher inadvertently pressed the accelerator pedal too long and her car smashed into a wall and the side of a house, a coroner concluded.

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