Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 1999 E320, 1975 450SEL, 1979 280SE
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I'm thinking that a solution might be to design the cars so that the engine would slow if the brakes were applied under high rpm conditions. There are few situations where the throttle and brakes are applied at the same time. Some specialized driving, such as road ralleys, etc. In other words, if the throttle is stuck, for whatever reason, and the brakes are applied hard, at the same time, the computer could be programmed to slow the engine. This idea would have to be refined, to deal with letting up on the brakes after the car has slowed, etc. But, I think it's doable for future models.