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NHTSA Proposes Brake-Throttle Override Systems
2012-04-13 10:00:51

US auto safety regulators announced a new proposal on Thursday that would require vehicles to be outfitted with brake-throttle override (BTO) systems to prevent vehicles from unintentional acceleration due to stuck throttles. The proposal comes despite the fact that nearly all 2012 and newer vehicles already come equipped with such systems, and regulators can´t say just how many injuries or deaths the rule would prevent. A government probe into the unintended acceleration of Toyota...

2011-06-30 06:25:00

ZHEJIANG, China, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) ("SORL" or "the Company"), a global tier one supplier of brake and control systems to the commercial vehicle industry?today announced that its Electronic Servo Clutch System (ESCS) won China's New Energy Bus Auto Parts Technology Innovation Award for 2011 in recognition of SORL's novel technologies for new energy vehicles that contribute to greater efficiency and energy saving. SORL was...

2011-04-19 08:04:00

Nation's largest motor club offers easy ways motorists can be more 'green' with their driving habits ... and save a little money in the process ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Earth Day 2011 celebrations this week, AAA offers drivers some tips on how they can drive 'greener' and save some money in the process. "Many Americans are trying to make more environmentally conscious decisions, and that is especially top of mind this week as we near Earth Day 2011,"...

2010-03-15 14:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. offered key preliminary findings of technical field examination and testing that were performed on March 10 and 11 regarding an alleged "runaway Prius" event dramatically covered by national news media. Toyota engineers completed an investigation of the 2008 Prius driven by Mr. James Sikes that was the subject of a 911 emergency call on Monday, March 8. The driver reported that the...

2010-03-04 22:34:00

TORRANCE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., has received verifiable information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about some vehicles whose owners have reported unintended acceleration after receiving the accelerator pedal recall remedies. As soon as Toyota received the vehicle owner information from NHTSA, it moved quickly to evaluate the vehicles and interview the owners. Although most of these reports have yet to be...

2009-06-04 13:31:56

Police in Connecticut said a new driver crashed into a Taco Bell restaurant directly under the Drive-Thru Open sign. Sgt. Sandy Ficara said the 20-year-old driver, who just recently received his driver's license, became impatient while waiting in the drive-through lane of the Hartford eatery and decided to park his car instead, the Hartford Courant reported Thursday. Ficara said the driver accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal and the BMW rolled forward through a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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