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Editors: Denise M. McMann
Book Description:
Congress is considering legislation to strengthen federal regulation of auto safety, in response to hundreds of reported accidents, and more than 50 fatalities, that may be linked to sudden acceleration in certain makes of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota, under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has recalled more than 6 million autos in the United States, and for a time stopped production of certain new-model vehicles in an effort to address the problems, which is one of the largest such efforts in recent history. This book examines the problem of unintended or sudden acceleration of automobiles occurring during the past year and what mitigating challenges and procedures lay ahead for Congress and automakers.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles, pp.1-44
(Suzanne M. Kirchhoff, David Randall Peterman)

Statement of The Honorable Ray Lahood, Secretary of Transportation, before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Hearing on "Toyota's Recalls and the Government's Response", pp.45-54

Statement of Clarence M. Ditlow, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety, before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Hearing on "Toyota's Sudden Unintended Acceleration", pp.55-64

Testimony of Takeshi Uchiyamada, Executive Vice-President, Toyota Motor Corporation, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, pp.65-68

Testimony of Kevin Haggerty, before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 24, 2010, pp.69-70

Testimony of Rhonda and Eddie Smith, before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 24, 2010, pp.71-76

Testimony of David W. Gilbert, PhD., Professor of Automotive Technology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Hearing on "Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration", pp.77-82

Toyota Electronic Throttle Control Investigation: Preliminary Report
(David W. Gilbert, PhD., Omar Trinidad, Safety and Research Strategies, Inc.)pp.83-96

Chapter Sources, pp.97-98

Index, pp.99

   Series:
      Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
      Safety and Risk in Society
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-983-5
   Status: AV
  
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