Sunday, March 7, 2010

Toyota to Fight Back

FT reports:
Toyota will on Monday hit back at one of its most high-profile critics by staging a technical demonstration intended to rebut his claim to have uncovered a potentially dangerous flaw in the carmaker's onboard electronic control systems....

Prof Gilbert told a congressional committee last month that he had found a possible flaw in the electronic controls of a Toyota Avalon, saying he had been able to cause unintended acceleration without triggering diagnostic trouble codes in the onboard computer. Prof Gilbert has acknowledged that his work was sponsored by five law firms involved in lawsuits against Toyota

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