Automotive Expert Witnesses

What topics may automotive expert witnesses consult on? They are experts in automotive engineering, automotive safety, automotive systems and more.  In a win for Toyota, the U.S. Department of Transportation released results from a ten month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. Rhode Island resident Bob Ruginis requested an investigation into low speed unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Corolla compact cars but the NHTSA test lab could not find any problems with the throttle or transmission systems.

The NHTSA launched the study last spring at the request of Congress, and enlisted NASA engineers with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to conduct new research into whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration…. In conducting their report, NASA engineers evaluated the electronic circuitry in Toyota vehicles and analyzed more than 280,000 lines of software code for any potential flaws that could initiate an unintended acceleration incident.

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