Sunday, August 23, 2015

NHTSA inexplicably reposts Dr. Gopal Raghavan's sudden acceleration defect petition
(contains all the relevant graphics)

Key quote--see page 4:
"As the figure shows, the EDR does not necessarily capture all accelerator pedal applications during an event and the accelerator pedal voltage recorded at each EDR time interval may not be the actual accelerator pedal voltage at that interval."

How can you use the EDR data to state there was no sudden acceleration if the values are incorrect in that interval? 

Isn't NHTSA using this to vindicate Toyota? 

My view: Absolutely!