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Old 10-01-2019, 08:34 PM
 
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and lots of safety features are very new and not available on a lot of cars and they are expanding availability now for things like emergency stopping and lane keeping assist.

I am not 100% sure that self driving features, like adoptive cruise control, lane keeping assist really safe lives. We have them in one of our cars but they make driving so easy that I personally start falling asleep. Which is not good since the car is not really self driving.


I think maybe blind spot detection is really a safety feature that will save lives.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I am not 100% sure that self driving features, like adoptive cruise control, lane keeping assist really safe lives. We have them in one of our cars but they make driving so easy that I personally start falling asleep. Which is not good since the car is not really self driving.


I think maybe blind spot detection is really a safety feature that will save lives.
time will tell, new features keep coming out. i think its great that cars are so much safer now than they used to be and that they keep working on making them even safer.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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time will tell, new features keep coming out. i think its great that cars are so much safer now than they used to be and that they keep working on making them even safer.
Yeah and by 2025 all cars will need to be equipped with a child back seat warning. People are such idiots nowadays that they can't even remember their kid is in the car.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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Yeah and by 2025 all cars will need to be equipped with a child back seat warning. People are such idiots nowadays that they can't even remember their kid is in the car.
i dont see any reason to believe they are any greater idiots than they were in the past. losing a child like this is an incredibly horrible tragedy and i think its more productive to find solutions than to insult the people involved.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I am not 100% sure that self driving features, like adoptive cruise control, lane keeping assist really safe lives. We have them in one of our cars but they make driving so easy that I personally start falling asleep. Which is not good since the car is not really self driving.


I think maybe blind spot detection is really a safety feature that will save lives.
Well you have million $ jetliner with auto pilot always on, can fail, there's no assurance that autonomous driving is 100% fool proof.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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Yeah and by 2025 all cars will need to be equipped with a child back seat warning. People are such idiots nowadays that they can't even remember their kid is in the car.
I don't they are idiots...it could happen to any of us....for example, occasionally taking a child to daycare at a non-routine time and instead of going to daycare, you go straight to train station to take the train to Manhattan for work.....and once we are at work we are back to routine and probably already assume that the kid is in daycare......

They can be criminals though (rather than idiots) because some of them have done it purposely if you see the news...
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:41 PM
 
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Yeah and by 2025 all cars will need to be equipped with a child back seat warning.
I have a solution to that: no back seat.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I am not 100% sure that self driving features, like adoptive cruise control, lane keeping assist really safe lives. We have them in one of our cars but they make driving so easy that I personally start falling asleep. Which is not good since the car is not really self driving.


I think maybe blind spot detection is really a safety feature that will save lives.
I saw 2 different Tesla with autopilot enabled. The driver was on the phone with one hand on the wheel. He may win Darwin awards one day unless Tesla improves the system before he wins. Atleast he wasn't stopping traffic while being in the phone as many NJ drivers lately are busy checking their phones at traffic.

NJ roads are not that difficult to drive as long as people don't make boneheaded moves that I see often.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I saw 2 different Tesla with autopilot enabled. The driver was on the phone with one hand on the wheel. He may win Darwin awards one day unless Tesla improves the system before he wins. Atleast he wasn't stopping traffic while being in the phone as many NJ drivers lately are busy checking their phones at traffic.

NJ roads are not that difficult to drive as long as people don't make boneheaded moves that I see often.
what is wrong with that?
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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what is wrong with that?
Yeah, I pretty much never drive with 2 hands on the wheel. It's very uncomfortable and unnecessary. I usually have my left hand on the wheel and my right arm resting on the arm rest. If I'm making a turn I use both hands as needed. I don't think this is uncommon. I don't ever hold a phone though or play with the infotainment system. By using Android Auto I can navigate and change music by voice commands.
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