Woz Cites “Scary” Prius Acceleration Software Problem

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Speaking at Discovery Forum 2010, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak went off topic and spoke about a ‘very scary’ problem with his 2010 Toyota Prius. ‘I don’t get upset and teed off at things in life, except computers that don’t work right,’ said Woz, who went on to explain he’d been trying to get through to Toyota and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for three months, but could not get anyone to explore an alleged software-related acceleration problem. ‘I have a new model that didn’t get recalled,’ Steve said. ‘This 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.’

Ho my, quand ca va mal, ca va mal. S’il fallait que la “patch” mecanique de Toyota ne soit pas la bonne solution, un second recall pour une “patch” logiciel  serait vraiment la cerise sur le sunday. Et aujourd’hui, c’est la Prius qui fait les manchettes avec un probleme potentiel de pedale de frein alors qu’elle ne fait pas partie du rappel initial. Wow, quand ca va mal…

Disons que ca enleve un peu l’envie de considerer les Toyota malgre leur fiabilite passee.

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