Toyota is making conflicting claims on runaways, U.S. lawmakers say

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I hope that when this is all settled that if it turns out to be electronics that are causing these acceleration problems that there will be a call for less complex electronics that are easier to diagnose in the field. Making products that require a dedicated engineering team and proprietary diagnostic equipment to correct problems in the field limits the potential to find a fix quickly and simply, especially when there is a dedicated after sales service team already in place that are accustomed to dealing with these vehicles every day in a real world environment. No one would have thought to make a throttle cable proprietary 30 years ago. If ever there was an example of proprietary technology biting one's butt this would have to be it. Technology like this should be standardized and be open sourced.
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