I would take the time to be slightly nasty and claim that this is not an example of computer error but rather an example of the dangerously erratic behavior of a human driver.
Originally Posted by ShinAce
Ignoring an error condition by overriding the computer control is exactly what makes the ability to override dangerous.
Refusing to continue to drive the car after detecting a potentially hazardous error in the engine control system would be part of the elementary safety features of the computer driven car.
And yes, you'd have the inconvenience of having a car that refused to drive until it was repaired because it couldn't guarantee complete throttle control, you'd also not have to be afraid of being rear ended because you "fixed" the problem by resetting the computer.
And no, you don't know better than the computer if it's safe to continue.
Last edited by HenrikOlsen; 2012-Apr-02 at 04:19 AM.
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