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Edmunds.com offers $1-million prize for Toyota fix

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/la-fi-edmunds-prize3-2010mar03,0,3810416.story?track=rss

    Solve the unintended acceleration problem, win a million dollars.

    Edmunds.com, the auto information and pricing company, is launching a public competition to find the cause of and solution to the problem that has allegedly caused dozens of auto accident deaths and devastated the reputation of Toyota Motor Corp.

    You don't have to be an auto mechanic to enter.

    "If there is only one person who can re-create unintended acceleration in a car and then solve that problem and prove the whole thing to us, then they'll get $1 million," Edmunds Chief Executive Jeremy Anwyl said.

    Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles to fix sudden-acceleration problems, but Edmunds spokesman Chintan Talati said that Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, left doubts in his appearance before a congressional panel that the company had fully resolved the issue.

    "He said himself that he's not 100% certain that this is the only fix or the only problem," Talati said. "So we don't know the problem is really fixed, and that's what this contest is about."

    Anwyl denied the prize was a publicity stunt.

    "We're not looking to keep any information or technology ourselves," he said. "Anything discovered in the competition will be open and out there, and hopefully this all works, because it could save lives."

    Details of the competition, which will begin next month, are still being worked out.

    "There might be one answer; there might be many answers," Anwyl said. "But if there are three people who can do it, then the money will be split three ways.

    "We can't give everyone a million dollars."
     
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    lol awesome.
     
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    Hey Chris4x4! This is right up your alley!
     
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    His name came to my mind as well when I found this..........................
     
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    Same question, posted in other Forums here.
     
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    Retro fit a throttle cable.......and an ejection seat. :D
     
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    Shift the vehicle into neutral.

    that'll be $1mil please....
     
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    Use the 2004 throttle design......................and just about evrything else that year put into its truck.....................
     
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    Sure...as long as it involves naked, legal-teen girls, me and some privacy.
     
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    Unlikely based on the evidence. That's a lot different than likely based on some congressman's lack of experience or any type of intellect on the matter. The fact that I need to explain this is pathetic.
     
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    I liked it better when you weren't around posting useless drivel.
     
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    ^Yes but take solace in the fact that you will have company...
     
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    i never understood why they took this good thing(throttle cable and body) and turned it into this throttle by wire garbage. The throttle cables have been working for decades with relatively no problems, why change? I can see toyota going back to throttle cables in the next few years
     
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    Ah, I don't know. I mean, I guess you could say that about anything, though. You could probably use that same theory with carburetors vs. fuel injection, you know? And who knows if something else wouldn't go wrong like tires (i.e. Ford/Firestone). It's just technology advancing, good or bad.
     
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