Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

November 19, 2010
2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you the trending topics in automotive.

This week's trending topics:

  • GM is already experiencing higher-than-expected demand for its new 2011 Chevrolet Volt. This means the battery supplier, LG Chem, is expecting more battery orders from GM in short order. [Reuters]
  • Toyota is back in the news after a 'sticky gas pedal' is blamed in a fatal crash in Utah. The 2008 Camry was slammed into a rock wall near the Nevada border on November 5. Neither the driver nor passenger survived the crash. [Yahoo via Associated Press]
  • BMW has confirmed they will have a plug-in hybrid super car for sale by October 2013. The upcoming supercar was previewed by the Vision EffcientDynamics concept car that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. [Telegraph]
  • A Minnesota man is suing Toyota after serving two years in prison. He was sentenced to prison after being convicted of vehicular homicide. The sentence was originally for eight years for killing three people and severly injuring two others in his 1996 Camry. [Yahoo via Associated Press]

Well, there you have it: this week's trending automotive social media topics.

Social Car News and OneRiot

Social Car News and OneRiot

About OneRiot:

OneRiot is an advertising network for the realtime social web. The company’s proprietary Trending Topic engine supports the realtime processing of millions of conversations happening across social services like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg, and other social networks. OneRiot analyzes this streaming data to surface the most buzzed about topics on the social web in realtime to deliver the content people care about right now
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