08/03/10 83 W - + 6 - 4 Single Pedal For Acceleration and Braking


Here's a nifty New York Times article about a Japanese inventor's two decade-old design that combines a brake pedal and accelerator into a single foot control for automobiles. He drives using same, and designed the thing after accidentally stomping the gas, and nearly striking a bicyclist. Turns out we're wired to floor it in times of alarm, say experts. And which can translate into dangerous acceleration, when we really need to brake. Pretty interesting stuff.





  
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