Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Woodbury, Minnesota
Thanks for link, very interesting.
I have the frontal crash avoidance thing in my Malibu that flashes a light and hits the brakes if it thinks I’m going to hit something. In 3 years of ownership, 49,000 miles of driving I’ve only had it legitimately go off once when I looked down coming to a stop and didn’t see that the car in front of me stopped extremely short all of a sudden. That time it saved me from a good possibility of a bumper smack or a bit worse.
The other 38 times the **** thing has gone off, beeped like **** and flashed the stupid lights at me have been for no reason, a leaf, someone next to me farting, a cloud, I don’t know what else, but rarely does it actually react to something I wasn’t either currently dealing with, aware of or about to react to. That one time was the only time the car braked for me, however, or the car would be gone because here in the US you can’t deactivate like you can the lane departure crap like you can elsewhere.
That’s the reason I fear things like this: if you’re completely in control going around a corner at a spirited pace and it sees something it thinks will cause you harm and suddenly flashes, beeps and alters your trajectory, then what?
I don’t have the answers, but I do have concern.
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