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No, they have both EEs and MEs, and can contract out for CS people, if needed, as your article notes. And even if true, that doesn't make your "zomg Toyota must have paid for this result" cry of corruption any more reasonable.
Maybe you should read the article I referenced: "That not a single one of them is an EE or software engineer borders on the criminally insane." Your statement is absolutely incorrect and seemingly based on a cursory read where you mistook author speculation for fact. Very reasonable indeed.
Woah, slow down with the conspiracy theory, Hoss. Your article is from February. If you bothered to read this article before leaping to that unlikely conclusion, you'd find that Toyota provided the NHTSA with data analyzers in March.
Also? What is with every sentence ending in a question mark? It makes you sound like either a teenage girl, or a concern troll?
Providing data (stored on hardware or otherwise) to an organization that lacks the skills to retrieve, organize, and analyze that data is a waste of time. My point remains that the NHTSA admittedly lacks expertise in software analysis, and that isn't going to be fixed in 4 months. Gee, sorry for the question marks, it was coincidence (and speaking of coincidences, I thought of trolls while reading your response).