U.S. Transportation Secretary Says Toyota Accepted Responsibility by Paying Fine

According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, by paying the $16.4 million fine, Toyota Motor Corp. has accepted responsibility for violating a law that requires automakers to report safety defects to federal regulators within five days of their discovery.  Although Toyota has denied in statements that it broke the law, […]

“Black boxes” may soon been required in U.S. cars

In the wake of the Toyota scandal involving the company’s delayed recall of thousands of defective vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering requiring black boxes in all vehicles sold in the U.S. “Black boxes”—also called electronic data recorders, or “EDRs”—record a few seconds of a vehicle’s […]
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