In this article from the Wall Street Journal, tests performed by the federal government peg most of the issues with unintended acceleration on driver error--at least when it comes to the electronic system in Toyotas. There were still the issues with the after-market floormats and the sticky accelerator pedals, but the preliminary findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration basically supports Toyota's assertions that their electronic systems were not at fault.
So it seems that attention-grabbing professor from SIU referenced here was wrong and his rigged system was actually something that couldn't happen unless someone deliberately sets out to create those errors.
He's lucky that Toyota just pulled some folks from advisory committees and dropped some scholarships. With the harm he tried to do to Toyota's reputation, it could be much worse.
ht: Mr. B
3 years ago