Let’s get one thing straight. No car will ever be completely safe. Engineers will design it to be allowed to fail within certain bands of tolerance–where failing within that range is not only tolerated, but is seen as normal operation.
Take a look at the jobs of those people–Toyota engineers tasked with sticky accelerator pedals, the creators of the Ford Pinto, and countless others who had to make the tough decision of “how bad is good enough?”
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