New car device to help save lives
Yan Qiangchen, a local resident file for a national patent on a device he invented that will prevent unintentional acceleration by drivers who stepped accidentally on the accelerator rather than stepping on the brake during emergencies.
The device when installed on the throttle will reduce pressure when the accelerator is step on suddenly. Since pressure from accidentally stepping on the accelerator is several times greater the normal pressure in everyday driving. The device have no effect when driving in normal conditions, but when the accelerator is stepped on suddenly, the device will separate the pedal function from the throttle and will connect the pedal to the brake system.
The device was invented after an accident happened in the Bao’an district that resulted in 19 deaths, were a school bus driver accidentally stepped on the accelerator pedal.