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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 22
01-31-2010, 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by Daireishi
They didn't have drive-by-wire 10-15 years ago. The Toyota death-trap problem is two fold:

1. The ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL bugs out and go full throttle with no user control. A problem conventional linked throttle doesn't have.
2. People don't know how to put their cars in neutral. Put the car in neutral, calmly apply the breaks. That's all it takes to not die.
No but Fly by wire has been around for over 20 years. To name a plane the F-16, also stealth fighter is 25 years old and its fly by wire.