In addition, the haptic accelerator pedal
can be coupled with a camera that recognises speed-limit signs.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global accelerator pedal
module market to grow at a CAGR of 3.
He concluded driver error in misapplying the accelerator pedal
instead of the brake had caused the collision.
In each other mode, lifting off the accelerator pedal
provides greater regenerative braking.
THE vast majority of sports cars made by Aston Martin in the past six years are being recalled after it discovered a Chinese supplier had used fake materials in its accelerator pedals
The US auto safety regulators in April this year announced a proposal that would require brake override systems - that can stop a vehicle if the accelerator pedal
gets stuck open - on all new passenger cars and trucks, likely by the 2015 model year.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) is recalling approximately 154,000 model-year 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450 H cars for "potential floor mat interference with accelerator pedal
," the same problem which afflicted millions of the company's cars in 2009 and 2010.
I was pulling into a small car park with zero speed when the accelerator pedal
jammed and took the car over a bank and hit a dustbin.
A common throttle system malfunction is the engagement of the accelerator pedal
in the vehicle floor mat as shown in Figure 2A above and to the right.
Regarding GS, Toyota said the shape of the plastic pad embedded in the driver's side floor mat needs modifying as there is a possibility that the pad may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal
, which can get stuck in a partially depressed position rather than returning to the idle position.
It was reported that if the floor carpet around the accelerator pedal
is not properly replaced in the correct position, there is a possibility that the plastic pad embedded into the floor carpet may interfere with the operation of the accelerator pedal
The recall also includes 372,000 RX 330, RX 350 and RX 400H vehicles from the 2004 through early 2007 model years and 397,000 2004-2006 Toyota Highlander SUVs and hybrid versions to replace floor carpet covering and retention clips on the driver's side that could interfere with the accelerator pedal
The team at Toyota's UK parts distribution centre at Lutterworth, Leicestershire, worked beyond their normal shift late into the night to ensure the parts needed for the accelerator pedal
fix were dispatched on schedule and were in place at Toyota service centres around the country ready for the work to start on time.
He said he was "absolutely confident" that the electronics of Toyota's accelerator pedal
systems were not the source of problems with a number of Toyota vehicles speeding out of control.
Toyota Motor Corporation Middle East office last week issued a statement saying it had launched a 'service campaign in the region' to solve a potential accelerator pedal
issue on the Avalon (2005-2010) and Sequoia (2009-2010).