For Long Island Toyota owners following — and worrying about — allegations of Toyotas prone to “sudden unintended acceleration,” the May issue of Manhattan-based Popular Mechanics, just out, has an article worth reading — written by senior automotive editor Mike Allen. It’s a detailed explanation of how electric “drive by wire” accelerator systems work, including the redundancy built into them that render highly suspect the tales of runaway cars slamming full throttle into walls — as in the Westchester case. “Toyota deserves a better deal than the media and Congress are giving it,” concludes Allen.

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