where man meets machine; why are we over-engineering this basic function?

Asked by May 16, 2013 at 12:08 PM about the 1954 Kaiser Darrin

Question type: General

A TPS is what your ole' accelerator linkage has been reduced to, 'course it's called the
"accelerator sensor" but this term has gotten a bad rap as the reliability of these "soft
semiconductor" decisions that had gone awry sending the vehicle maximum speed into
a telegraph pole...good thing the airbags worked, at least...if an optical device (save
semiconductor) there will be nothing to wear out except the pedal itself...a
potentiometer style swiper will fail, a curtain that goes round and round issuing pulses
to a u-shaped optical device will fail (moving parts will fail).  The question is are we over-
engineering this stupid thing? at the cost of taking away the function of where man
meets machine...in my humble opinion ANYthing electronic should had NOTHING to
do with your ability to control the throttle....that's my story and I'm stickin. to it...ps,
Feels good to be recognised, but like littlehorn there is only so much a person can
take...extra kudos to Tom Deyman, Tenspeed and of course the ever the gentleman
DavidH25...you guys are the most~

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My buddy has five Kaiser Henry J's not a single one has had a problem with accelerator linkage...and this is 1954 technology...damned these Engineers should know if it works DON'T FIX it...you dopes~

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