NHTSA proposal rule to mitigate unintended acceleration

  • 20-Dec-2011 10:01 EST

In response to past cases of unintented acceleration, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to standardize the propulsion-system shutdown timing of vehicles with a keyless ignition system. Under the proposed change to federal motor vehicle safety standard 114, engine shutdown would occur within 1.0 s of the vehicle operator pushing the start-stop button. The operator would have to push the button for a minimum of 500 ms to trigger shutdown. The proposed rule, drafted with input from SAE International, also calls for various alerts, such as when the operator attempts to exit the vehicle without first shutting down the propulsion system. The provisions would take effect Sept. 1, 2014, at the earliest, and perhaps not until Sept. 1 of a subsequent year, depending on when the final rule is published in the Federal Register. Comments on the proposal are due by March 12, 2012, and may be submitted electronically here. The docket number is NHTSA-2011-0174.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2018-01-24
The technology uses multiple foils with multiple messages and an LED light source. Each specific message is burned onto the holographic film through a photographic process.
2018-01-24
Osram, a leading global lighting and semiconductor manufacturer, has expanded into pulse infrared lasers for autonomous LIDAR use and is working with with Vergence Automation for advanced imaging technology.

Related Items

Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-05-17
Training / Education
2011-04-12
Training / Education
2017-10-27
Training / Education
2009-12-15
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-05-17
Training / Education
2017-11-01
X