Mandatory Throttle-Override System Proposed by US Regulators

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Mandatory Throttle-Override System Proposed by US Regulators
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Following the rash of alleged self-accelerating cars, U.S. regulators are calling for all automakers to make throttle override mechanisms standard equipment in every light vehicle. This issue came to light after Toyota’s unintended acceleration case, which spurred NHTSA to begin looking into override technology in 2010. Essentially, the required system would ensure that the brake will overpower… Continue Reading...

Interest in Toyota Surges as Report Clears Electronics in Unintended Acceleration Cases

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Interest in Toyota Surges as Report Clears Electronics in Unintended Acceleration Cases
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Toyota hasn’t had the best run of luck in the past little while, but the automaker may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The Japanese automaker is seeing a surge in popularity, just two days after NASA engineers cleared the company of electronic flaws in its throttle control system. It’s been… Continue Reading...

New NHTSA Crash Test Results Released: Only BMW 5 Series, Hyundai Sonata Get Top Scores

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New NHTSA Crash Test Results Released: Only BMW 5 Series, Hyundai Sonata Get Top Scores
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The new crash results for 2011 models are in, and only the BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata got a 5-star rating overall. The government-run tests were the first that employed a “female” crash-test dummy, and a direct crash into a pole. The vehicles were rated from 1 to 5 stars, which are based on… Continue Reading...