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NASA will help probe Toyota acceleration problem


WASHINGTON ¿ NASA and the National Academy of Sciences are joining the government's effort to figure out what caused the sudden acceleration problems that led to Toyota's massive recalls.

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Frank Ahrens: Why it's so hard for Toyota to find out what's wrong


Members of Congress are generally lawyers and politicians, not engineers. But they are launching investigations and creating policies that have a direct impact on the designers and builders of incredibly complex vehicles -- there are 20,000 parts in a modern car -- so there are some basics they should understand. Chief among them: The only way to credibly figure out why something fails is to attempt to duplicate the failure under observable conditions. This is the engineering method.

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U.S. may require brakes that can override gas pedals in new cars


The Obama administration is considering requiring all cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to have brakes that can override gas pedals to prevent sudden acceleration problems like those that led to reports of deaths and the recall of millions of Toyotas, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Congress on Tuesday.

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Toyota considers Corolla recall


Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems

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Feds bar commercial drivers from texting


WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department said Tuesday it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles.

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States go after texting drivers


The fight against distracted driving may be at a tipping point as 23 states debate legislation to ban texting while driving, a practice 19 states already prohibit.

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Distracted Drivers Beware: A New Group Aims to Stop You


Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Janet Froetscher, president of the National Safety Council, announced the creation of FocusDriven, the first nonprofit organization devoted to combating distracted driving and supporting victims of distracted drivers. The group is modeled after the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, except that it aims to stop people from driving while distracted.

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LG Mobile Phones Steps Up Battle Against Mobile Misuse With Broadened Text Education Initiatives for 2010


LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today stepped-up it programs to address the issues of safe and responsible mobile phone use. Building on its highly praised teen campaign that combats mobile phone misuse, LG is unveiling broader multi-platform program for 2010.

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