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The Almighty Buck

$1M Prize For Finding Cause of Unintended Acceleration 690

Posted by kdawson
from the not-just-toyota dept.
phantomfive writes "Edmunds Auto has announced that it will be offering a $1 million prize to anyone who can find the cause of unintended acceleration. As Wikipedia notes, this is a problem that has plagued not only Toyota, but also Audi and other manufacturers. Consumer Reports has some suggestions all automakers can implement to solve this problem, including requiring brakes to be strong enough to stop the car even when the accelerator is floored."

Comment: Re:Decline of the Prize (Score 1) 259

by reallyjoel (#31047982) Attached to: Internet Nominated For 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
I'm sure they gave it to Obama so that he couldn't back down on his peace-making line. To make sure he'd follow through. Ofcourse the prize doesn't go to the most peaceful guy in the world, he'd probably be too high to accept the price. It goes anywhere the comittee feel it will do most good.

"Being against torture ought to be sort of a multipartisan thing." -- Karl Lehenbauer, as amended by Jeff Daiell, a Libertarian