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Re: [vox] No electronic flaws in Toyotas?
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Re: [vox] No electronic flaws in Toyotas?

Yes they took the accelerator cable from a lot of Toyotas but almost every 
make of car line does this nowadays in at least one or more models.  Have 
been doing this for a while now.  There are even cars that have electronic 
steering gear boxes.  I think that this is so much more scarier than no 
cable on the throttle.

The last time I was at the Toyota dealership they were shaving the 
accelerator pedals because there was a strong theory of it getting stuck on 
the floor mat.  The mechanics would take the gas pedal out and cut the lower 
corners to specs.

I myself have had gas pedals stick because of said floor mat interference 
but I knew what was going on and didn't crash and die.  I have also had cars 
with cables stick on customers a few times.  No computer software problem 
there, just worn out throttle shafts of cables binding.

I myself embrace the new technology.

It is easier to redesign a computer than it is a human.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Lavender" <brian@brie.com>
To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:16 AM
Subject: [vox] No electronic flaws in Toyotas?

> The government says that there are no flaws in Toyotas.
> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Government-No-electronic-apf-3420619474.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=6&asset=&ccode=
> According to the article, engineers at NASA "reviewed" 280,000 lines of 
> software
> code to look for flaws. I wonder if that means that Toyota's code is 
> available
> for download? Or, do you have to sign an NDA that you won't reveal if you 
> find
> any vulnerabilities?
> Did anyone bother to ask Toyota why the F**k they took out the throttle 
> cable? It
> doesn't take a NASA an engineer to figure that one out!
> BTW, you can pick up an ECM at TAP recycling in Sacramento in case anyone 
> wants
> to hook up the computer and try to find the corner case for unintended 
> acceleration.
> I picked up one for my Celica for two hundred bucks.
> brian
> -- 
> Brian Lavender
> http://www.brie.com/brian/
> "Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to
> show their absence!"
> Professor Edsger Dijkstra
> 1972 Turing award recipient
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