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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Toyota's Not Sharing its "Black Box" Data

The Associated Press reviewed lawsuits nationwide and interviewed auto crash experts, and found that Toyota has blocked access to data stored in event data recorders, or EDRs. These EDRs are akin to airline "black boxes" and could help explain crashes blamed on sudden unintended acceleration.

The news organization found the information disclosed by the car maker has been inconsistent and sometimes contradictory. This "black box" information is emerging as a critical legal issue facing the company amid the recall of 8 million cars.

Toyota says it does share the EDR information with government regulators.

For more, read here.

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