Honda to install brake override on all Honda, Acura brand models by end of 2011

Honda Motor Co. is starting an initiative to have brake override systems installed on all Honda and Acura models by the end of 2011.

This preemptive move may soon be mandatory; Congress is currently weighing mandatory brake override systems as a result of its investigation into Toyota.

“We are committed to applying Brake Priority Logic on 100 percent of Honda and Acura passenger vehicles produced for the North American market by the end of calendar year 2011, with our first application coming to market in late August 2010,” Honda’s U.S. sales subsidiary said yesterday in a statement.

– By: Stephen Calogera