Vehicle Interlock System
The Vehicle Interlock System allows a driver to use both feet, one on the accelerator and one on the brake, while driving. The interlock system engages when the brake is pushed, when both pedals are pushed at the same time, or the sensors indicate that a crash is imminent.
A second feature of the Vehicle Interlock System is to keep a safe distance from another vehicle and brake when the vehicle is too close. Using a computer system that may include radar, GPS and sensors, this may prevent an accident caused by backing into another vehicle (back collision).
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Sensors, GPS and radar are used to locate nearby vehicles
- Interlock system engages automatically to prevent a forward crash
- Interlock system engages automatically to prevent a back collision
- Allows driver to respond quickly to an emergency situation
- Engages automatically when both pedals are pushed
- Prevents accidents when accelerator is accidentally pushed instead of brake
- Aids drivers who may be slow to react
- Aids drivers who may be confused in an emergency
- Allows safe driving for all ages
- Additional safety feature for all vehicles
The Vehicle Interlock System is an automatic braking system that works in conjunction with the normal functions of a vehicle with an automatic transmission. It places a second brake pedal slightly further apart from the others so that both feet can be used to operate a vehicle. It allows a driver to have a more logical and instinctive operation of the brake pedal with the left foot and accelerator operation with the right. The system would even return the accelerator to the idle position if both pedals were pressed at the same time. (brake and accelerator), thereby avoiding sudden surges and out-of-control vehicle operation.
By adding this safety feature to vehicles, drivers could react to situations quicker and avoid collisions, especially in rush hour traffic. By adding the Vehicle Interlock System to all new vehicles, the number of traffic collisions is reduced, consumers save money by paying lower insurance rates, and avoid medical expenses due to car crashes.
Many news articles report automobile accidents that could have been prevented by having this new technology in place. Automobile manufacturers are beginning to add this type of technology (enhanced cruise control, automatic parallel parking, etc.), but only in limited editions of new vehicles. The Vehicle Interlock System would be available to all consumers as an added safety feature on all new cars and light trucks purchased.
- Brake pedal
- Propulsion deactivation interlock system
- Braking activation sensor
- Deactivation module
- Computer interface
- GPS capability
- Location sensors
- Wired connections, cables, linking hardware
The Vehicle Interlock System is covered by United States Utility Patent: 8,801,575,
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