Edmunds.com to award million dollars to anyone who can fix unintended acceleration

Looking to make a million bucks? Well, all you have to do is figure out the root cause for unintended acceleration in vehicles. Edmunds.com said that it is going to offer $1 million to whoever (or a group of people) can figure out once and for all what’s causing the unintended acceleration issues in Toyota and other vehicles. Of course, you have to come up with a solution as well.

“We have heard compelling testimony from consumers. Many incidents are not fully addressed by recalls. NHTSA is responding to the challenge with more of what they have already done: additional investigations. Isn’t it time to try a different approach? We at Edmunds.com think so,” commented Edmunds.com CEO Jeremy Anwyl.

Edmunds.com is currently working on coming up with rules for a new prize in hopes to attracting the best thinkers in the world.

“‘Open source’ created a forum for great programmers to contribute in building great software. Let’s see if this kind of ‘crowd sourcing’ can work in the pressing area of automotive safety,” said Anwyl.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Edmunds