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since this is currently a hot topic with most car manufacturers. a lot of manufacturers are currently implementing if not already what is called "smart throttle". if you want to find out more on how it works or if your car has it or will have it. click the link to find out.

note: theres no mention of scion. but i think it falls under toyota/lexus anyway.

Consumer Reports Cars Blog: Smart throttle: Great idea, but where do I find it?
 

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its good that car manufacturers are addressing this. i know ive had worries in the back of my head weather the iQ would have the same problems as the other toyota's.
 

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Another computer-controlled throttle override system to solve the problem of unintended acceleration caused by failure of the computer-controlled throttle?
 

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Another computer-controlled throttle override system to solve the problem of unintended acceleration caused by failure of the computer-controlled throttle?
Yup. Pretty soon they're gonna need fail-safes for their fail-safes. I really wish all the car manufacturers would go back to a very simple throttle cable setup.
 

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Yup. Pretty soon they're gonna need fail-safes for their fail-safes. I really wish all the car manufacturers would go back to a very simple throttle cable setup.
Yeah, what is the problem with cable throttle anyways? I like the feeling of slamming the butterfly wide open when I mat the gas pedal. Not some spring resistance by a dead switch which is how most drive by wires work anyways.

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With the following technologies, its getting to the point that a car can drive itself to its destination:

GPS, electronic throttle, electric assisted steering, crash avoidance radar, Wi-Fi

You'd only need the military grade GPS which is more accurate.

Let's hope that Microsoft doesn't get the contract for the software. Oh, wait, I don't think Apple should have it either...
 

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haha... this is a funny debate. I could careless about the throttle cable... HOWEVER... there SHOULD be a fail safe system in place. I have even had cables stick on me, but i usually just slam it in Neutral and turn the key back. Problem solved. The issues I have is with this proximity remote push button start crap. You have no control over the actual engine running.

But who am I to make logical decisions... lol
 

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I am sure it will always be in the back of my mind that something may go wrong when driving the iQ but I try to have as much trust as I can in Toyota manufacturing despite the recent issues....
 

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haha... this is a funny debate. I could careless about the throttle cable... HOWEVER... there SHOULD be a fail safe system in place. I have even had cables stick on me, but i usually just slam it in Neutral and turn the key back. Problem solved. The issues I have is with this proximity remote push button start crap. You have no control over the actual engine running.

But who am I to make logical decisions... lol
You can shut it off as easily as a traditional turn-key ignition. There's a video on youtube that shows how to properly deal with the unintended acceleration when driving the newer cars.
 

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is this THROTTLE that you are talking in this thread is the throttle body spacer? well if it, just wanna ask this: it is said that throttle can increase or decrease the engine's power. Is that really true? Just wondering how it works or how am i gonna use this for my car?

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You can shut it off as easily as a traditional turn-key ignition. There's a video on youtube that shows how to properly deal with the unintended acceleration when driving the newer cars.
This is somthing you need to change physicaly about the car or with how you drive?
 
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