Imagine you are driving down a highway and approaching a slower-moving vehicle. You step on the brake, but the car keeps accelerating. The described scenario makes for perfect nightmare material. When it happened in real life, Toyota – the manufacturer of the vehicle involved – endured public vilification for putting driver safety at risk. But did it happen? Is it technically possible for cars to accelerate on their own while the driver is hitting the brake? Malcolm Gladwell seeks answers to the Toyota acceleration mystery in a Revisionist History podcast episode that will intrigue even those who don’t consider themselves car people.
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In each episode of Revisionist History, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell offers new views about an event, a person or an idea from the past.
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