[citation][nom]buckinbottoms[/nom]All of these cars have electronic controls, not physical linkages, so you have no control over what the car is doing unless the computer interprets your actions correctly.You need to use your brain for a moment. Head over to toyota.com/recall and watch the videos on what you need to do for cars that do not allow you to switch into neutral while the car is moving.[/citation]Bingo. When you step on the gas pedal in a drive by wire equipped vehicle, you're suggesting it open the throttle plate. What actually happens at that point is up to the hardware (sensors, ECM) and software. Same goes for the transmission. Throw the shift lever into N, you're just suggesting that the computer shift it into neutral. With the throttle open (perhaps against your will, say in the event of catastrophic software/hardware failure) while you're flying down the road, if you try to shift into neutral the computer just might say "I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave."