Re: [SystemSafety] Yet another supposedly-runaway car

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:16:09 +0100

On 3/7/13 6:44 PM, michael.ellims_at_xxxxxx
> Peter wrote: “turn off the ignition" or "force it out of gear / force the automatic-shift lever into "Park".
> NEVER put a moving vehicle with an automatic transmission into Park!!!! This will lock the rear wheels as P engages the transmission lock. At speed this will result in the vehicle spinning. This is also probably impossible as you would have to go though Reverse to get there which would do the same thing – the gearshift is called a PRNDL for a reason ;-)

Yes, well, I never did learn how to drive an automatic :-)

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319

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