When you're wildly stomping at the pedals of your car in a panic, there's really only one outcome you're looking for: Stop. That's why, for 99.9% of drivers and driving, the mandatory brake override system proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a good idea.
A Utah man and his son's fiancee died earlier this month after his recalled Toyota Camry sped through an intersection into a rock wall. Police say the Camry's gas pedal stuck and, unlike other crashes, there's supporting evidence.
Nissan's new ad campaign has the standard cute couples and Hollywood voice (Robert Downey Jr., slumming). It also takes a hard swipe at Toyota's sudden acceleration problems with the world's first commercial touting brake override.