NASA to look into Toyota’s problems

Space agency will examine electronic throttles

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that the NASA space and aeronautics agency will help analyze Toyota’s electronic throttles to see if they’re to blame for incidents of unintended acceleration, Reuters reports. In addition, experts from the National Academy of Sciences will study unintended acceleration across the auto industry after the issue was raised by congressional lawmakers at the Toyota hearings. While the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is just starting to look into Toyota, the government and Toyota both blame mechanical and equipment flaws after 8.5 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles were recalled due to unintended acceleration in the last six months.