August 20, 2010

Pedal Design: Toyota's Perspective

The Wall Street Journal's article this week on Toyota's efforts to study potential changes in its vehicles' brake and gas pedals is both informative and frustrating ('Toyota Rethinks Pedal Design' - August 17, 2010).

That Toyota is delving into the ongoing mystery of why and how vehicles and their drivers unexpectedly accelerate and/or fail to stop is cause for optimism (albeit guarded—hopefully it's not just a rear-covering exercise).

The frustrating part: All the company's research has so far resulted, according to the WSJ article, in no obvious cause/solution insofar as its pedals go.

Here's the WSJ article:

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