Solve the unintended acceleration problem, win a million dollars.
Edmunds.com, the auto information and pricing company, is launching a public competition to find the cause of and solution to the problem that has allegedly caused dozens of auto accident deaths and devastated the reputation of Toyota Motor Corp.
You don't have to be an auto mechanic to enter.
"If there is only one person who can re-create unintended acceleration in a car and then solve that problem and prove the whole thing to us, then they'll get $1 million," Edmunds Chief Executive Jeremy Anwyl said.
Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles to fix sudden-acceleration problems, but Edmunds spokesman Chintan Talati said that Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, left doubts in his appearance before a congressional panel that the company had fully resolved the issue.