to the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
May 20, 2010
“We are also making extraordinary efforts to service our recalled vehicles and equip all of our new cars and trucks with even more advanced safety technologies, including our Star Safety System, brake override and improved event data recorders, or EDRs, that read both pre- and post crash data.
“…And, Toyota is well on the way to being the first full line manufacturer to feature brake override technology as standard equipment on all our new models sold in the United States. Brake override will be available across our entire product line by the end of 2010. Our hybrids already have a braking system that achieves a similar result and we have taken the extraordinary step of retrofitting brake override on seven existing models involved in the recalls – some 3.3 million vehicles – as an additional measure of confidence for our customers.”