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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More on Toyota

Transportation secretary Ray LaHood stated yesterday that the Obama administration is considering requiring all automobiles to contain a brake override system intended to prevent sudden acceleration.  Already a feature in many cars sold around the world, the override system is designed to deactivate the accelerator when the brake pedal is pressed.  The NYT has the story.

In other Toyota-related news, a man convicted of vehicular homicide hopes to be exonerated based on evidence of Toyota's sudden acceleration issue.  (CNN.com)

Thanks to George Conk, who notes the brake override system is a RAD, for the tip.

--CJR

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