We don’t understand why this could be true, but it’s all on the internet so it must be true, right?
According to a story told on a Chinese website AutoHome and forwarded by CD driverthe driver of the Chinese-made Haval H6 Cross each other stuck behind the wheel for more than 300 miles on the highway because brake failed to engage and he was unable to turn off the cruise control’s set speed (about 62 mph). Brakes AND cruise control, what are the odds.
The lone occupant of the vehicle, described only as a “Mr. Luo,” had patiently driven haval – one of the more popular cars in China – at the speed of passing Hunan province until the gas runs out and stops.
Authorities said he contacted police via cell phone and they provided him with an escort for most of the journey. They said that the manufacturer’s engineers had been contacted but could offer no solution other than to advise Mr. Luo to continue until the tank was empty.
It’s not clear why, immediately and under police escort, he couldn’t simply shut down and stop.
Police are said to be investigating the alleged incident. Haval is a subdivision of larger Great Wall Engine.
This is not even an original plot. In the 1994 film “Speed,” arch-villain Dennis Hopper steers a fast transit bus in crowded Los Angeles so that if it exceeds 50 mph, a bomb will be planted. under the bus — and then, if its speed drops below 50 mph, the bomb explodes. Chaos ensued.