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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.

Consumers Choose Fuel-efficiency As GM's Numbers Improve
2012-04-04 04:11:16

General Motors Company (GM) became the first US automaker to sell more than 100,000 30 mpg cars in a single month, according to a press release on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.