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NHTSA Has No Software Engineers To Analyze Toyota

thecarchik (1520545) writes | more than 4 years ago

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thecarchik (1520545) writes "NHTSA officials told investigators that the agency doesn't employ any electrical engineers or software engineers leaving them woefully unable to correctly investigate what caused the most recent Toyota recall. A modern luxury car has something close to 100 million lines of software code in it, running on 70 to 100 microprocessors. And according to consultant Frost & Sullivan, that number will rise to 200 to 300 million line within a few years. And the software that controls the "drive-by-wire" accelerators of Toyota and Lexus vehicles is one potential culprit in the tangled collection of issues, allegations, and recalls of many of those vehicles for so-called "sudden acceleration" problems."
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