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Old 02-08-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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NASA's Investigative Results of Toyota

As was expected, NASA today delivered their investigative results into the Toyota "unintended acceleration" incidents. As expected, the results came back negative: NO direct cause found.

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http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...nic-flaws.html
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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They found no "Electronic" cause.

Sticky throttle pedals, and floor mat problems confirmed as causes.

Also confirmed, Toyota is a shitbag of a company for hiding throttle complaints for years while the fatalities stacked up.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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why is nasa doing research on toyotas?
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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the government agency with the highest concentration of brilliant technicians?
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:36 PM   #5
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the government agency with the highest concentration of brilliant technicians?
that part i can see, for some reason it just seems odd to have our aeronautics division of the gov doing research on cars...
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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why is nasa doing research on toyotas?
National Automotive Safety Administration.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:15 PM   #7
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Just as I expected
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http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...terstitialskip

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But in its report, NASA said it is "not realistic" to try to prove Toyota's ETC does not cause unintended acceleration. The report also notes a lack of evidence linking ETC to runaway cars "does not vindicate" Toyota's system.
http://www.trb.org/PolicyStudies/Uni...tionStudy.aspx

Click on Prof. Todd Hubing's presentation for some interesting tidbits.

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Unfortunately, EMI problems leave no lasting evidence.
Electronic failures definitely to blame for some accidents, but it's difficult to recognize or document these failures.
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/UA/012711Belt.pdf

This presentation explains how a certain "latch-up" could cause UA.

BTW, selective journalism is awesome.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
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Disappointing this got published the way it did in some cases...If you say it enough times the right way...it becomes true.

Thanks for the missing pieces, A_Username.
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National Automotive Safety Administration.
you sir, are incorrect... or the article is (quoted from the article):


NASA, the U.S. space agency
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #11
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you sir, are incorrect... or the article is (quoted from the article):


NASA, the U.S. space agency
He's joking.
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As was expected, NASA today delivered their investigative results into the Toyota "unintended acceleration" incidents. As expected, the results came back negative: NO direct cause found.

Full story at the link:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...nic-flaws.html
The first sentence of the article...

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Unintended acceleration in Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles was rooted in mechanical flaws rather than electronic defects, a U.S. investigation found.
A cause was found.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:15 PM   #13
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He's joking.
jokes on me then!
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #14
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the government agency with the highest concentration of brilliant technicians?
Perhaps. But, it's obvious they don't have real work to do. Perhaps, pink slips are needed.
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Perhaps. But, it's obvious they don't have real work to do. Perhaps, pink slips are needed.
Perhaps...I'm not certain anything's 'obvious' by this investigation alone, though. That's quite the assumption.
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