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Also different: Woz

The latest Prius anti-lock braking problem also seems to be separate from the problems experienced by Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, aka Woz, in his new 2010 Toyota Prius.

He complained on Monday about sudden acceleration in that car, though he noted he was able to replicate the problem at will. It's possible that behavior may be related to the unusual control interface for the cruise-control system used by Toyota on its hybrids.

Toyota's shining star

The Prius midsize hatchback may be Toyota's most visible vehicle. It defines the company's achievement in developing hybrid-electric vehicles, of which it has sold more than 2 million globally since 1997--about two-thirds of all the hybrids in the world.

It is by far Toyota's highest-production hybrid, with about 1.2 million made over 14 years. Roughly half of those have been sold in the U.S., the world's largest market for hybrids, which now represent almost 3 percent of new car sales there.

As of 2009, the Prius was the third-best-selling car for Toyota in the U.S., following the midsize Camry and compact Corolla (though light trucks and crossovers are not included in those numbers).

[The New York Times]

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