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NASA will help probe Toyota acceleration problem

WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA and the National Academy of Sciences are joining the government's effort to figure out what caused the sudden acceleration problems that led to Toyota's massive recalls.

NASA scientists with expertise in electronics will help the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study potential electronic ties to unintended acceleration in Toyotas.

In a separate study, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the National Academy of Sciences will examine unwanted acceleration and electronic vehicle controls in cars from around the auto industry. The National Academy is an independent organization chartered by Congress.

Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide, including 6 million in the United States.

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