I have a job. I am an electrical engineer. I never said the brakes
wouldnt stop the car, they DID.
I too once held a totally skeptical attitude about sudden accel. I
thought it was senile drivers jamming on the gas harder and harder
thinking it was the brake pedal. Maybe most of those cases were driver
confusion caused, but mine was not.
On the first instance I was driving UPHILL, and the car started to
accelerate. I thought it was a runaway cruise control, took my foot
off the gas, tapped the brakes, then even shut the cc off, all to no
avail. I pulled over, pulled out the cc fuse and thought everything
would be OK.
Later that same day in 5 mph traffic, on flat ground, the engine wound
up and I had to jam on the brakes to keep from hitting the person in
front of me. When I got stopped and put it in neutral it was near
redline RPM with BOTH FEET OFF THE PEDALS. I shut it off, restarted
it, redline RPM again, right up against the rev limiter. On the next
restart it was normal idle.
I am not trying to make one red cent off Audi, just keep someone from
getting killed. Believe me, a panicked driver with this problem could
easily kill someone.
If you think I dont know cars, I have rebuilt engines myself. I know
the difference between a stuck throttle and an accelerating throttle.
I am not an Audi expert but I am not an idiot either.
If you think I panicked and jammed on the gas pedal you are wrong. I
know how to keep cool. I have twice in my long skydiving career had to
deal with main chute failures and I am obviously still alive.
I totally understand your doubts, I once shared them.