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1) They do, We have liability and full coverage.

So, why bother being sued if your insurance will deal with everything? confused.gif
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So, why bother being sued if your insurance will deal with everything? confused.gif

Your premiums will still probably go up.

Totally don't get the radar assisted braking thing. Does it know your speed, the car in front's speed, the distance between. Then does it wait until you're past the point-of-no-return and brake as hard as it can?

Seems to be taking more control away from the driver. I think it's going to cause more problems than it solves. Like automatic parallel parking.
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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.
Edited by Thingamajig - 3/10/12 at 2:08pm
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Those already exist, they're called trains.

They also don't go well with pedestrians.
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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.
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1. Your premiums will still probably go up.
2. Totally don't get the radar assisted braking thing. Does it know your speed, the car in front's speed, the distance between. Then does it wait until you're past the point-of-no-return and brake as hard as it can?
3. Seems to be taking more control away from the driver. I think it's going to cause more problems than it solves. Like automatic parallel parking.

1. This

2. It probably does know what speed you are going by using the ECU (not sure if that is what is used to work out the speed you are going) to know how fast you are going, the radar probably uses sonar pulses to work out the speed and distance from the car in front. I'm not sure if it waits until you are past the point-of-no-return before it brakes as hard as it can though.

3. And this is one of the reasons I don't really want to get a newer car. I'm thinking of getting a late 80s early 90s car or maybe an entry level early 2000s car biggrin.gif

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They also don't go well with pedestrians.

No matter how much technology you cram into a car/train/whatever it won't stop someone jumping out in front of you.
   
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Well I'm a person that I was walking to the store using my cane, I was not in the street I was on the grass beside the curb and a drunk driver hit me from behind.
It broke my neck at C2 (the hangman break) and a few other bones.
Two cops in two cars saw it happen, but they both came to my aid because it was so serious.
The person was never caught, but I am alive thanks to the officers caring more about saving my life rather than 'catching the bad guy'
Technology to save lives is always good.
To the people in this thread that say things like ' I hope they get severely hurt if I accidentally hit them'
May want to think about how their 'Karma' may come bite them hard because of the way they treat life.
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post #28 of 69
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To the people in this thread that say things like ' I hope they get severely hurt if I accidentally hit them'
May want to think about how their 'Karma' may come bite them hard because of the way they treat life.

I think they are talking about the people who deliberately jump out in front of cars and fake injuries to get money.
   
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I still would not want to hurt them severely even if they were faking it, that just makes you as bad as them for the circumstance.
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post #30 of 69

If someone done that to me(on purpose) i would be more upset over my vehicle then i would them being injured.

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