Toyota Installs a New Safety Feature

Thursday 18 February 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

All Toyota vehicles available worldwide will have a new safety system dubbed the Brake Override System. The new system will cut off engine power if accelerator and brake pedals are applied at the same time. Toyota has also formed a quality control committee as “Special Committee for Global Quality”. The committee will have one Chief Quality Control officer for each major geographical location. The committee will be personally headed by Toyota President Toyoda. The committee will have its first meeting on March 30th.

Toyoda also stated that he will not be attending the US congressional hearing coming up shortly. He appeared assured about the scenario and stated "I trust that our officials in the US will amply answer the questions." He stated that he intends to focus his energies on improving quality worldwide. However, he also affirmed that he will appear for the hearing if summoned.

Meanwhile, Toyota received yet another blow when it recalled its sub-compact Corolla models after receiving complaints about power steering problems