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Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 24, 2010, 8:53 pm
 


On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:45:15 -0600, Steve wrote:


I'll say.

But absoultely correct. Just like the Cruise Control.


Posted by JoeSpareBedroom on February 24, 2010, 8:55 pm
 



Brake overrides cruise control. Give the geniuses 10 years to figure out
that they could extrapolate from that idea....



Posted by Steve on February 25, 2010, 3:34 pm
 

JoeSpareBedroom wrote:


But in Toyotas, the brake does NOT override the accelerator pedal, as it
does in BMW, GM, Chrysler, and virtually other electronic-throttle
vehicle out there. Toyota has admitted this.



Posted by Neo on February 27, 2010, 8:48 pm
 


driver = Mrs. Rhonda Smith of Servierville, Tenn
Car = 2007 Lexus ES350
Event date = October 2006
Event location = I-40, Tennessee
Event Car Mileage: 3000 miles
Current Car Mileage: 30000 miles

Event description = The driver testified
before congress that her car accelerates to
100mph. as she attempted to slow it down
using her brakes, emergency brakes, by
shifting the car into neutral, and by
shifting the car into reverse. After
6 miles the car stops[1].

Ms. Smith trade in her 2007 Lexus ES350
after 3000 miles. It was purchased by
another family whom has since driven
it another  27000 miles without incident
until the NHTSA has purchased it for
testing at its Vehicle Research and Test
Center in East Liberty, Ohio. It has
been reported that the NHTSA
purchased the car for about
$2,500 for testing [2]. The
blue book value of the car in good
condition is $3,185.

[1]
http://www.startribune.com/business/84955817.html
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100223/ARTICLES/100229805
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/23/national/main6234834.shtml
http://www.factsaboutclimatechange.com/topic/Automotive+Technology

[2]
http://www.factsaboutclimatechange.com/topic/Automotive+Technology
http://www.factsaboutclimatechange.com/article/U.S.%20to%20test%20Lexus%20m=
odel%20cited%20in%20Toyota%20hearings/?k=j83s12y12h94s27k02
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/shame-on-you-rhonda-smith/
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/02/nhtsa-to-test-lexus-vehicle-inve=
stigate-electronics-for-all-automakers.html
http://www.detnews.com/article/20100226/AUTO01/2260443/1148/rss25
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/economy-watch/2010/02/nhtsa_buys_car_belon=
ging_to_ru.html?hpid=topnews

Posted by Not Me on February 27, 2010, 10:43 pm
 

Neo wrote:

Sure, but this one had celebrity status...

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