deadman's brake

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deadman's brake

[¦ded‚manz ′brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
An emergency device that automatically is activated to stop a vehicle when the driver removes his or her foot from the pedal.
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Other notable features included a dead man's switch, a collision avoidance system, and an Eco-assist system.
Additional features of the car include a dead man's switch, a collision avoidance system, and an Eco-assist system.
Calishain has come up with a concept she refers to as the dead man's switch.
While info pros expect digital materials to be available forever, Davis writes, "[T]his is not guaranteed unless there is a backup to be triggered," whether it ends up being a dead man's switch or some other preservation fail-safe.
me/2016/03/16/donewspaper-archives-need-a-dead- mans-switch), Tara Calishain asks if we need a dead man's switch for newspaper archives.
With a dead man's switch, Zaman would have been captured in its entirety, not sporadically, as is now the case.
The interloper is Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell), a minimum wage-earning factotum from Queens, who, with great haste, forces Lee into a bomb vest, clutching a dead man's switch in his hand.
In the Arthur Ellis Award-winning Dead Man's Switch, readers met William King who lives on a prison island ort the coast or Washington populated by the country's most dangerous criminals and the families of the guards.
Dead Man's Switch, 2008, a video projection, is a still-life image save for the flickering flame of a candle, which at a certain point is blown out, here triggering the gallery's entire lighting system to turn on for a short time until a hand in the video relit the candle and the space darkened again for the cycle to recommence.
Before removing the battery, place the battery retention plate on the dead man's switch or lay it in the operator's compartment as a reminder.
But Blake's dead man's switch computer program has been activated, and King is being led on a technological hunt to unravel a dark conspiracy.