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I don’t like minivans. Yes, they are the most practical of passenger vehicles, and the most comfortable, they drive well, and more fuel efficient than other types of vehicles similar in size, but I just don’t like them and as a rule, I will never own one.
But there is always an exception or twoto every rule. The first such exception has always been the original Renault Escape, which was mind blowing at its time because there was nothing like it. The second was the original Toyota Previa LE with a supercharged, mid-mounted engine. It was the second time when I said to myself “wow, I want this minivan!”
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Exactly what it says on the tin, NOW WATCH! There’s a 1975 AMC Gremlin in there too, and it dukes it out with the Prius!
Toyota announces a gut-wrenching innovation: Crash test dummies with intestines. I remember the unappetizing times when crash tests were performed with (dead) pigs, or, even more gross, with human corpses (not for public consumption.) The crash test dummy changed all this. No species developed faster than the anthropomorphic test device, a.k.a. the crash test dummy. Now, it made a big leap forward.
From crude beginnings in the 70s, more and more sophisticated dummies evolved. The dummy had a wife. The dummies had children. Following generations progressed rapidly. As crashes were more and more computer simulated, computer simulated crash test dummies begun to populate the virtual world. Continue reading “Toyota Invents Crash Test Dummy With Guts” »
The well-publicized runaway 2008 Toyota Prius and its driver that hit the news last week have come under intense scrutiny. Later today, both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Toyota will announce they could not re-create the incident.
To many, that might not prove anything, since past incidents have also been hard or impossible to re-create. However, a Toyota representative who was at the California dealership where the car was tested by the government and the company says there is little possibility the driverâ€™s story is accurate. Continue reading “Toyota Questions Runaway Prius” »
Safety Expert Says New Fix Still Won’t End Runaway Cars
New Toyota accelerator pedals have passed tests for problems and are being shipped this week, according to the supplier, CTS of Elkhart, Indiana.
Toyota has recalled more than two million cars and stopped sales and production because of “sticky” accelerator pedals that could cause cars to race out of control.
“New pedals are being made to their new specification to solve this recall issue and they’re being tested and parts are beginning to be shipped,” said Mitch Walorski, director of investor relations for CTS.
There was no immediate comment from Toyota. Continue reading ““Sticky” Situation for Toyota” »