3.02.2010

Toyota Senate Hearing: Brake Overrides To Be "Recommended" By Feds?


The Obama administration may "recommend" automakers install brake override systems in an effort to prevent unintended acceleration, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Brake override kills power to the engine when both the brake and gas pedals are pressed simultaneously.

LaHood testified before a Senate committee looking into the Toyota gas pedal recall Tuesday...a hearing in which he and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration took nearly as much heat as Toyota.

Full details from the New York Times.  Video replay from C-SPAN here.

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