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If you haven't experienced a driveshaft parking brake being applied while at speed, it is quite terrifying as the wheels hop and skitter all about the place. I'd suggest keeping it super simple, an electric window switch is about all you need. The increase in current when applied cuts off the power, just like when the window is fully up.
 

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worth a shot for twelve bucks. There are a heap of different ways the current is cut off in the automatic systems so it might need more than just the basic switch to have it automatic. I read about somebody doing it with a window switch but can't find the reference now.

Could also use it as simple human-in-the-loop but that would require a small amount of operator awareness since it would be possible to both leave the brake partially on and also burn out the motor from holding the switch on for a long period.
 

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