Monday, March 8, 2010

Stanford Professor Backs Toyota's Findings

Marketwatch reports:
Toyota Motor Corp. held a press conference today aimed at debunking a previous study from a Southern Illinois University professor that concluded the automaker's sudden acceleration woes could be caused by an electronic malfunction. Chris Gerdes, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, was on hand to clear up what he described as "misinterpretations [that] are driving public fear and public policy." He added that they could not replicate a circuit malfunction under actual driving conditions and that some of the conclusions drawn in the earlier study could lead to "misguided policy and unwarranted fear."

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