BTO systems may be able to overcome pedal misapplication errors where a driver is on both the gas and brake simultaneously, but they'll do nothing for times when drivers believe they're depressing the brake but are flooring the accelerator.
Data collected from Toyota vehicle crash recorders by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows driver error — gas, no brake — was to blame in all but one crash. That argument sounds familiar. More » Read Post
Black box data in New York and Japan shows that crashing Prius drivers had their feet on the wrong pedals and wrongly blamed their cars. In Harrison, NY, the NHTSA declared that cause of the Prius incident was driver error. “Compute... Read Post