- albertj wrote:
- Also makes 'unintended acceleration' less likely because the plane of the brake pedal (as well as elevation) is higher. It's actually kind of tough to confuse them.
That is precisely
why they made the brake uncomfortably high: because of the Audi 5000 being blamed for
stupid drivers... In my pre-Audi-vintage GM cars, the pedals were roughly the same height and well-spaced side to side.
Unfortunately, it's dangerous in a different way now - I'm guessing the guys who designed the pedal
assembly did so with the bench seat in mind. But if you're tall with wide feet, the console, brake height
and brake location make a trap for your foot in a panic stop... If they were gonna raise the pedal, they should
also have made the arm longer and bent it farther left.