An intriguing Auto Week story last week caught my attention involving a software problem in the new “GT-86” sports coupe that Toyota and Subaru jointly developed. According to the story, owners of the new 2013 Toyota Scion FR-S and its twin the Subaru BRZ have been complaining about rough idling and stalling conditions affecting their new cars. Both Toyota and Subaru say that the problems are not related to a mechanical defect but instead are related to a software “bug” related to the engine control unit (ECU).
- GM moves to bring computer technology in-house – 10/8/12
- Statement of Clarence M. Ditlow Before the National Academy of Sciences On Vehicle Electronic Controls and Sudden Unintended Acceleration October 12, 2010