"NHTSA officials told investigators that the agency doesn't employ any electrical engineers or software engineers."
I tried not to get swept up in the whole Toyota recall business, but it's sometimes impossible to avoid. But seriously, this is embarrassing and dangerous, and I seriously hope it's not true (or the people who do QC are contractors or something). I know a modern car feels like a simple, gradual upgrade of the cars I grew up with, but that's simply not true. A car nowadays has millions of lines of code, and plenty of electrical components that are prone to a short circuit or some other type of malfunction.
Well, I guess less government is better, and the market will soon speak and give us a safer mode of transportation all by itself very shortly.