Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

GM to Expand Brake Override Technology for Added Safety

April 05, 2010

DETROIT - General Motors will expand use of "enhanced smart pedal" technology globally to all passenger cars with automatic transmissions and electronic throttle control, according to the automaker.

Also known as brake override, the change involves modifying existing electronic controls to reduce power to the engine in cases where the brake and accelerator pedal are being depressed at the same time. The global rollout will be completed by the end of 2012.

GM has had for the past several years a braking performance standard that applies to all cars, trucks, and crossovers, requiring that the brakes can stop the vehicle within a specific distance. Brake override is an additional safeguard.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) is the fleet management industry's highest level of certification.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher