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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Edmunds.com, an online resource for automotive information, today has released the rules of its Unintended Acceleration Contest at http://www.edmunds.com/contest.

"The increasing complexity of vehicle control strategies, necessary to transparently integrate hybrid electric components to achieve decreased petroleum consumption and emissions production, is one of the many challenges of the advanced transportation sector today" stated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Professor and Director of Advanced Transportation Systems Program, Zac Chambers, PhD, who is serving as an advisor for the contest. "I am excited to hear the collective insight of engineers worldwide as they provide their expertise on this situation."

Edmunds.com will award one million dollars to anyone who demonstrates, in accordance with the terms of the Edmunds.com Unintended Acceleration Contest, a novel and plausible cause of unintended acceleration in a consumer vehicle. Each applicant must submit a theory along with the test protocol that will demonstrate its validity.

"The National Academy of Sciences and NASA are now officially working on this issue, but the answer could certainly come from outside that esteemed community," commented Edmunds.com President Avi Steinlauf. "We look forward to seeing; and sharing; the results of this effort."