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Toyota Debunks Professors Simulation of Unintended Acceleration


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Toyota comes out swinging to contest a professor’s simulation of an electrical short circuit that could have allegedly resulted in some of the reports of unintended acceleration in various Toyota models.

 

Recently HERE at AllPickupTrucks.com we posted on Professor David Gilbert’s (Southern Illinois University) simulation, which aired on ABC News, showing a dramatic unintended acceleration event in a Toyota Avalon. Dr. Gilbert generated the unintended acceleration phenomenon through the initiation of an electrical short-circuit. 

 

Our colleagues at Autoblog have reported on Toyota’s recent webcast debunking Professor Gilbert’s methodology. It turns out that Toyota contracted with the science and engineering consulting firm Exponent to review Gilbert’s work. Toyota and Exponent emphatically expressed the message that Dr. Gilbert’s simulation bears no resemblance to real world conditions. Check out the full post over at Autoblog.

 

[Source: AllPickupTrucks.com, Autoblog]

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