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All GM vehicles to have brake-override by 2012

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As greater attention is placed on keeping vehicles safe from unintended acceleration, General Motors announced Monday it is expanding the use of brake-override systems into all its vehicles sold globally by the end of 2012.

Already, nine GM vehicles in the U.S. are sold with the system, said Alan Adler, a GM spokesman.

The system works by reducing power to the engine when the brake and accelerator pedals are depressed at the same time, and a number of automakers, such as Chrysler, already use it in some or all of their cars.

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