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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:04 PM
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U.S. experts begin review spurred by Toyota recalls
Source: Reuters

David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), opened the first meeting of the National Academy of Sciences panel on Wednesday with instructions to cover electronic throttles and other systems used throughout the industry.

"The result of your work is important to us, not only because we need to get to the bottom of unintended acceleration, but for your advice on a range of proliferating electronics systems and issues that might affect motor vehicle safety," Strickland said.

The panel -- made up of electronics, engineering, automotive and safety experts from industry, academia and government -- will work with NHTSA and congressional investigators already looking into Toyota throttle systems.

The NAS review could take several months at least, officials said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65T6HI20100630?ty...



(Reporting by John Crawley; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)
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