One-Pedal Design Aims to End Car Crashing Woes

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I like reading about advancements in technology that seems to have reached the limit. I think though increased accidents are due to distracted drivers (texting, fiddling with the radio, shaving, talking on the phone) who in a panic hit the wrong pedal. It annoys me that I talk on the phone sometimes while driving, but I don't think a unified pedal is going to decrease as many accidents as hoped for.
 
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Such a useless and expensive invention.
I still think the dual joystick idea is going to be the best invention for driving safely!
 

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People are soo dumb.. just watch what you're doing for christ sake, rather then have to invent somthing and pay money to own it rolls eyes.. No wait I am people...oh whatever
 

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I think that this is an interesting concept. "Learning how to drive properly" is not quite the right way to look at the problem, though. It can be a mistake anyone can make through misinterpreting locations, or simply by having a moment of confusion. I presume some dyslexics probably accidentally pick the wrong pedal on occasion. Hopefully they hit the brake instead of the gas, as that's less of a risk. ;)
 
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Why not just learn to drive. All fancy ideas... Ban automatic transmission, learn to drive manual less mistakes (certainly no out of control acceleration- rev limiter is your limit).

Too many drivers rely on way too many electronic crap.
 

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[citation][nom]xyxer23[/nom]Why not just learn to drive. All fancy ideas... Ban automatic transmission, learn to drive manual less mistakes (certainly no out of control acceleration- rev limiter is your limit).Too many drivers rely on way too many electronic crap.[/citation]
Couldn't have said it better. The problem isn't the car. It's the retards behind the wheel who don't know how to operate it.
 

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[citation][nom]christop[/nom]You don't need to drive if you can't tell the difference between gas and brake pedal..What if you have a manual trans? [/citation]

I agree 100% and what if you have a manual trans?
 

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Uhmm how about an accelerometer in the gas pedal system. When it is activated to its fullest potential within milliseconds it actually floods the engine to a stall / or acts like a switch to kill the engine which could then activate an automatic anti-lock braking system like what is now being used in Mercedes-Benz. No need to change anything except how the car reacts to an immediate full throttle.
 

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what's wrong with the old-school pedals?
the ones that are build into the car floor.
i don't think they will ever get stuck by floor mats.
and they are more comfortable for the legs.
 
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