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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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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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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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