Saturday, September 20, 2014

Toyota then-VP Shinichi Sasaki sort of admits BOS is ineffective, but later that's lost in the shuffle

A shuffle.

Toyota VP Shinichi Sasaki said these words at a press conference in Japan on February 17, 2010.
"We believe that the BOS is not omnipotent... If the electronic throttle control fails and opens the throttle, the BOS becomes ineffective.  If that happens, the electronic throttle control will end up closing the throttle. The system will be safe even without a BOS."

Then why did Toyota negotiate a BOS as part of its recall and part of its economic losses settlement, and why has NHTSA gone down the path of mandating BOS?

"An added measure of customer confidence"  Really?

An example of fine non-reasoning.