Originally Posted by Thingamajig
This kind of stuff is pretty cool.
What isn't cool is this laser technology crap that automatically makes the vehicle brake whenever the vehicle detects a "threat".
Now as a motorist myself, i trust my judgement far over any machines. I can't even stand ABS because it takes the brake off when i want it most, and i'm perfectly capable of recovering from a slide or skid, thanks.
Thanks Volvo, but i'm more than capable of driving my own vehicle. This is a future of driving that i'm really, really not too keen on seeing. Sadly people just don't want to take responsibility for their own mistakes and i really think before long, we won't even be driving our own vehicles at all.
Total Bs, i gotta be honest. This rubbish reminds me of that scene from The Fifth Element with the machine taxi driver.
The automatic braking is actually quite beneficial to those who clearly don't pay attention to the wheel. Which is seen a lot of times on the road, in fact it's what destroyed my old Audi S4. Lady was not paying attention and slammed into the back of my car at around 35mph.
Sure there's the car enthusiasts like you and I, but unfortunately this technology is for those who are bad at driving, or just don't pay attention when driving because they are doing other things.
Also removing the sensor is very easy. At least it is on Audi's.