On the Toyota case, it is my understanding that (i) the ECU code was both ugly and buggy and (ii) uninteded, continuing, accelleration would occur if the Task X control bit happened to flip while the vehicle was accelerating under cruise control. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
The jury decided that this must have happened. What do you think is the chance that this actually happened? Do we know if the plaintiff routinely used cruise control?
Have you been able to examine other manufacturer's and/or models' code to this level of detail? If so, have you found it better or worse than the Toytoa code?
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