Toyota acceleration probe finds no electronic flaws
By Peter Valdes-Dapena, senior writerFebruary 8, 2011: 2:12 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — An intensive 10 month investigation into possible causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota cars found no fault with the automaker’s electronic throttle control systems, the Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “We enlisted the best and brightest engineers to study Toyota’s electronics systems, and the verdict is in. There is no electronic-based cause for unintended high-speed acceleration in Toyotas.”
NHTSA enlisted the help of NASA scientists and engineers. The agency said their expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity would be a big help.
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