Bob Carter on the Toyota Prius brakes

Bob Carter on the Toyota Prius brakes

2010 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL – Robert S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager – Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc sat down with me at the Chicago auto show for a 35 minute exclusive interview.

In this segment Carter addresses the Toyota Prius brake problem.

This is the third generation Prius with a newly redesigned system.

The Prius has three types of brakes: regenerative, hydraulic and anti-lock braking system (ABS). They are controlled by an electronically controlled unit that uses logic to optimize the balance.

Why did it need a software update?

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.