Mr Ray LaHood, Transport Secretary added that the lengthy investigation found no electronic cause or faults that could cause certain Toyota vehicles to suffer from unintended acceleration. It could be down to car mats getting stuck under the accelerator pedal or human error instead of supposed faults to the car's Drive-by-wire accelerator setup. Maybe Americans wear size 12 shoes. Whatever the reason, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is still considering new regulation to improve safety on new cars. These regulation additions may require manufacturers to fit brake override systems, keyless ignition as standard and car data recorders (like those on airplanes).
In short, more gadgets in our cars and more cost passed down to us. If this happens, we know who to blame for our cars getting more and more complicated – the Americans. Funny why this acceleration problem never happened here, in a region where even if you personally do not own a Toyota know of a family member or friend who drives one. It seems localized to the US especially at a time when GM and Ford were facing their own economic crisis due to the recent credit crunch. Very conspiracy theory-like isn't it?