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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...


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