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
However, the logs indicated that the accelerator pedal
was pressed just before impact.
German engineering firm Bosch has developed a haptic accelerator pedal
for cars which it says can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 7% and alert drivers of potentially dangerous driving situations.
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
The global accelerator pedal
module market has experienced several technological changes over the past few years.
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.
In either mode, full performance can be accessed by kicking down on the accelerator pedal
, as in a vehicle with a conventional automatic gearbox.
If the accelerator pedal
arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash," the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration quality watchdog said in a statement.
While remaining stationary or driving at speeds of less than approximately 10km/h, if the system determines that the driver stepped too hard on the accelerator pedal
-- for instance by mistakenly stepping on the accelerator pedal
instead of the brake pedal -- when there is an obstacle within approximately four meters in front of the vehicle, the driver will receive audio and visual warnings, and the system will control engine output to restrain the vehicle from moving forward.
Toyota announced a recall of 154,036 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles in June to address a risk that a loose floormat could force down the accelerator pedal
The floor mats can trap the accelerator pedal
when it is depressed, and when this happens the model will not decelerate as expected once the driver releases the pedal, with a resultant loss of control.