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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2006, 09:13 AM
niomeka
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Sorry to be pollyannish, but I'd say any messing with the Prius computer beyond factory options is a really bad idea. Even cautious bit flipping in an unfamiliar environment could have unintended consequences. Especially with a jury rigged setup, which sounds like the only possible option becasue Toyota has a propriatary controller.

Hypothetically, if someone messed with their car computer and it went out of control and killed sombody, I think it would qualify as manslaughter. Even a distracting mod might qualify if the accident was borderline negligence. Just saying... bad idea.
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