newer cars(since 1996) have OBDII,and there are "black box recorders" that
can plug into the OBDII port.
Many newer cars do record certain parameters,but they're more oriented
towards crash evaluations,and can be subpoenaed by courts and the evidence
used against the driver.
yeah, we need much more of that! we should all have wireless data
transmitters uploading our exact gps location and our speed so we can
save all those poor hard working highway patrol officers from having to
manually write tickets - each time you speed, you get a ticket
automatically from the national speed limit enforcement bureau.
"Prophetically"? <in my best Inigo Montoya voice> I don't think that
word means what you think it means. :)
IIRC it still takes 3/4 of the states to ratify a new amendment and make
it part of the Constitution - repeal/revoke the 2nd? Not in my lifetime
or yours - time better spent worrying about being hit by lightning or
attacked by a great white shark.
the path for negating the Second Amendment is thru the UN's Small Arms
Treaty; once the treaty is signed and ratified accepting UN Gun Control,our
RKBA will be taken away.
Obama has said he will "work with the UN" on the Small Arms Treaty.
Obama is anti-gun.(Per his established voting record)
All he did was shake his head at the cop. That could mean a number of
All you know are the TV reports, which will be found later on to be full
of omissions and errors. Guaranteed.
Well you thought incorrectly.
All Priuses with regenerative braking have /always/ had the brake
You have no idea if the driver had been braking hard immediately prior
to the alleged acceleration incident.
If you have ANY idea of how a Prius works, you'd know that what the
driver alleges is impossible.
The Prius has regenerative braking. The system not only applies the
regenerative brakes when the brake pedal is pressed, but ALSO kills
power to the engine. It would be senseless to have it any other way,
since the regenerative braking would be negated if power were applied at
the same time.
In addition to the above, the stop lamp switch acts as a backup, so if
for some reason the regen system doesn't kick in, current through the
stop lamp circuit tells the PCM to kill engine power on its own.
The driver SAID he tried to put it in neutral and the shifter would not
move. This is also impossible.
Too many things would have to fail for the car to actually be impossible
to stop. The driver is lying.
OK, to be more specific... when the PCM sees both throttle and brake, it
shuts off the injectors, which is how it "kills power". The engine may
still be turning, but it is now a drag on the car, not a power source.
I'm not too sure the PCM kills the spark as well. Spark is normally left
running so as to retain the ability to be able to pulse the injectors in
order to prevent O2-poisoning of the cat.
I remember the original Audi 5000 case, where the lady ran over her kid. 60
Minutes interviewed her, and she said she was most definitely on the brake
and not on the gas, and that the car was clearly defective. This was
reported without question by 60 Minutes and the rest of the hysterical
media. The problem was, that same lady had previously admitted to the
/cops/ that she'd mistakenly been pressing the GAS. 60 Minutes didn't
bother including that little nugget in their smear episodes.
I'm not sure this Prius incident is an actual hoax. But what it is,
exactly, will come out in the next few months, after everybody has lost
interest in it. Keep an eye on the magazines, and on the back pages of the
I have a feeling that with all this bad publicity for Toyota, every
accident with their cars will immediately branded as another instance of
malfunctioning pedals. I can imagine all the scrambling at the offices
of many of the ambulance chasing lawyers to get a piece of the action.
I'm listening to a radio report of an interview with driver, he was
afraid to try the shift, afraid to take his hands off the wheel, yada
yada. Though he was fine talking on the phone - holding a phone?
Especially if indeed the Prius has the override, no way this is not a
Apparently the guy has some record for various frauds.
yah. bogus. but these are the reports I saw/heard about him refusing
to even try to shift to neutral or kill the ignition.
and articles do confirm the override on gas/brake, like you said.
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