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It actually may take a team of rocket scientist to figure out what is causing all the problems -- Toyota's -- -- Shapiro.
Explain that one -- what are they doing.
Well -- joined forces with -- to trying to figure -- if they can come up with an explanation for these unintended sudden acceleration events Ray LaHood secretary -- -- Announcing today that NASA scientists are going to be studying the electromagnetic implications of stuff.
On the electronic throttle systems we have that's a video -- from NASA solar flares.
Why solar -- -- you know sometimes there -- solar flares with large discharges of electromagnetic energy.
Which sometimes disrupt communication satellites in devices here on earth well.
The theory is that for -- -- -- -- these kinds of solar flares might somehow be messing with the software that operates the electronic.
Throttle systems in Toyota's and even potentially other -- so it's not just NASA study Toyota that's one issue going on.
The National Academy of Sciences.
An independent body will be studying.
This very same issue for all of the electronic systems throttle systems on automobiles in the United States.
They have fifteen months to finish their study.
The NASA Toyota investigation.
Will be complete by the end of this summer total cost for both of the both of these investigations.
Three million dollars and one last thing shell.
You'll also be investigating.
If -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they're going to investigate it from this if and it's blew it.
That's also part.
Because because the -- and it's just happen to go over to Japan last year and didn't make public why they are going to dip and the family going because of -- exact issue.
It specifically because of the way they have handled complaints we'll go from Toyota consumers and customers going back -- 2002.
Whether or not the office that handles those -- investigations of potential defects.
Actually was deficient or had to.
You know at a second we -- talking a during the commercial break here in the studio about -- -- coming out of Toyota's executive saying that.
March sales are going to be higher by 35% vs march of last year and frank was saying they might be on to something that I think it's a little crazy but you say yeah.
I -- possible on March.
They were from almost zero -- sales I mean it was one of the lowest months ever.
And you I think the numbers to look at prioritize -- we're gonna be you know what is it -- period of march of holy -- 07 for that matter.
What are the numbers that the other auto makers are going to be posting.
You know are they up by 84050%.
Or more from last year so I think -- there's a lot of them as they have to be looked at where that figure out all -- And you I think.
Yeah I think this is it's it's it's a bit of cheerleading bordering on whistling in the dark by Toyota knew earlier in the year you had GM you have the new CEO of GM saying we're gonna be profitable this year.
And I'm sure everyone at GM was saying yes we are and it's a confidence builder hey we're still in this game more powerful.
Toyota doing the same thing they're coming off one of the most difficult periods in its history.
They want something out there up.
It's -- you -- and we're gonna get these numbers this week but Adam -- question in particular about Toyota like throwing all the carmakers if you look at the consumer confidence index from this morning.
You know the amount of people -- never gonna buy new car in the six months lowest level since 1967.
When they started the reports.
So that's probably so bad they mean are they did -- miss that reported a confident I'm warning he might happen.
It did maybe they -- -- -- -- -- -- concept to that some of the automakers Toyota is now doing this mistake value and price.
You know as an incentive to get succumbing to the showroom they they give your rebate well GM Ford and Chrysler were doing that for years and they undermined the value of their product.
Toyota now does that and there's concern that Toyota for the long term may be under valuing -- undermining the value of their product because those incentives.
Undermine in the long haul what you think of the product your mind.
-- to pair up for the news or month Toyota and NASA.
An unlikely -- thank you very much Adam.
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