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Hyundai Adding Brake Throttle Override in Advance of Possible Government Mandate

May 03, 2012

An illustration of how Hyundai's brake throttle override technology will work. Photo courtesy Hyundai.
An illustration of how Hyundai's brake throttle override technology will work. Photo courtesy Hyundai.

COSTA MESA, CA – Hyundai announced it will add brake pedal throttle override technology to all of its U.S. Hyundai models, starting with May production.

The automaker made this announcement after a recent proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that would require automakers to add throttle override technology to late-model vehicles.

The proposal is a component of FMVSS 124 (Accelerator Control Systems). This technology is designed to prevent potential unintended acceleration events.

Hyundai said it is implementing this technology early in order to focus on safety for drivers of its vehicles regardless of whether the government implements this requirement or not.

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