[Ads-l] Obsolete term: "gas pedal" in an electric car =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=93_?=alternatives "potentiometer" or "accelerator"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 26 21:44:27 UTC 2019

Well, we still call the panel in front of the driver a "dashboard", even
though it no longer is

 A panel at the front of a horse-drawn vehicle that projects up to protect
the riders from mud, water, or snow kicked up by the horse or horses.



On Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 4:59 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> A participant in a YouTube video discussion about the engineering of
> electric cars started to say the phrase "when I step on the gas
> pedal", but he stopped before saying "gas pedal". After a delay he
> suggested "potentiometer" (I think), and another participant suggested
> "accelerator".
> Website: YouTube
> Title: Sandy Munro: Model 3 manufacturing, Model Y wiring, and EV
> competition
> Date: Aug 19, 2019
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93VJ1PEp6o
> Garson

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