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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Edmunds $1,000,000 Unintended Acceleration Challenge

Edmunds has published the official rules for the promised $1,000,000 contest to see if anyone can create a plausible failure mode that results in unintended acceleration in a factory stock mass produced vehicle.  Rules here.

My prediction:  some college engineering students will come up with something similar to Prof Gilbert, where they will induce a specific multi-point failure.  Edmunds will deem it not "plausible", and will keep their money.

Me, I'm going to submit a photo of a guy stepping on the brake and gas pedals at the same time.  It is not following the rules, but, it probably explains a large part of the cases.

1 comment:

Andy FirstFound said...

Well, I'll put my thinking cap on!

Cheers for the heads up!