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Lead Time

Lead time is the amount of time it will take between when work is planned and the work is ready for use in production.

Limp Mode

Limp Mode in the context of technology refers to a fail-safe state that a system enters when it detects a malfunction or critical error. This mode is designed to protect the system from further damage while maintaining a minimal level of functionality. In this state, the system operates with reduced performance or limited capabilities, allowing it to continue running at a basic level until the issue can be addressed.

This concept is commonly seen in automotive technology, where a vehicle's engine control unit (ECU) triggers limp mode in response to detected faults, allowing the vehicle to be driven at reduced speed to a service location. In broader technological contexts, limp mode ensures that essential functions remain operational while non-critical features are disabled or scaled back.

The primary objective of limp mode is to fail safely to safeguard the system and its users, prevent data loss, and minimize the risk of complete system failure, thereby providing an opportunity for diagnosis and repair.