>It seems to me that it would be easy to put a circuit in the cars computer
>that would override the dbw pedal if it sensed that the throttle was more
>than 1/4 down (or something like that) and the brake was full on.
My drive-by-wire-throttle-equipped '01 Golf TDI has this feature.
With the brakes applied, the rpms will be limited to 1200rpm no
matter now much the throttle is pressed. The brakes don't have to be
pressed hard, once the brake switch lights the brake lights the throttle
override activates. You can get a quick throttle blip in a heel and toe
I read that all German cars have this feature. Audi was one of
the first German makes with DBW, they had some throttle sticking type of
problems and instituted the throttle override feature. Other German
marquee followed suit.
'86 GTI, Red of course. (exciting racey car) 270,000 miles
'01 Golf TDI, silver. (new work car) 230,000 miles
'87 Golf, Polar Silver. (retired work car) 654,000 miles <- Gone to a new
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