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Old 02-03-2010, 06:13 AM   #1
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Apple co-founder says Toyota acceleration issue related to software glitch, not pedal

http://www.egmcartech.com/2010/02/02...tch-not-pedal/

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Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer and an owner of many Toyota Prius hybrid models said at a conference in San Francisco that Toyota’s unintended acceleration issues are related to a software glitch and not a bad accelerator pedal.
“I have many models of Prius that got recalled, but I have a new model that didn’t get recalled,” Wozniak said. “The new model has an accelerator that goes wild but only under certain conditions of cruise control. And I can repeat it over and over and over again safely.”
Wozniak said that he has been trying to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Toyota for three months but was unable to get anyone to test a software-related issue.
Toyota spokesman John Hanson said that Toyota has found no evidence of an electronic or software problem.
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Wozniak needs to lay off the cheeseburgers. He probably had a Big Mac lodged under his pedal. These isolated incidents are going to pop up on just about every model for months to come. In his case it's the cruise control going crazy.
Hell, a Prius accelerating is something to cheer about.
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His Prius is fast lol!!

http://www.egmcartech.com/2007/08/23...-in-his-prius/

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While Al Gore’s son, Al Gore III, still holds the record for the top speed in a Toyota Prius, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, is right behind him. We’re sure you remember when Al Gore’s son was caught doing 105 mph last month in Southern California. It got everyone thinking if the Prius could actually go that fast. Well, it can.
Steve Wozniak was recently ticketing for going 104 mph in his Prius. He pleaded guilty, but with an explanation.

According to several e-mails exchanged in the past few days with The Mercury News, Wozniak stated “I said that I was really scientific, and in the last year had been in Athens, Moscow, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich (twice), Zurich, Canada (three times), Columbia, Singapore, Japan, London, etc., and had gotten used to kilometer speeds.”
While the judge got a good laugh out of his explanation, he didn’t buy it. The fine was about $700. Wozniak was headed out to Las Vegas for a trip with his pal Dan Sokol.
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I think that a software glitch is completely feasible. The 09-10 transmission lag was fixed with a reflash of the ECM=software glitch.
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