Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it would add a brake-override system, which cuts engine power when the accelerator and brake pedals are applied at the same time, to all future vehicles worldwide.

President Akio Toyoda also said Toyota would also appoint a chief quality officer to each major geographical region to serve on Toyota's newly established Special Committee for Global Quality.

The committee, which will be headed by President Toyoda, will hold its first meeting on March 30, Toyota said in a statement.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim)