I am sitting up this morning cannot sleep. So time to catch up on some reading of articles for work. and just car guy things in general. I read an interesting article from AAA about tech in cars and how it is not perfect. The vehicles do not stay on the road as they should and are advertised. the tech disengages with out warning. All things that hey I would expect from Technology in a machine designed initially for hands on control.
So why then do so many go out lease and buy these gadget filed vehicles and for get the first rules of driving? ALWAYS BE AWARE OF WHAT IS IN FRONT BEHIND AND HOW THE VEHICLE IS RESPONDING. NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFFTHE ROAD OR THE STEERING WHEEL. YOU ARE STILL DRIVING EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE ENGAGED SOME TYPE OF TECH TO HELP DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE.
I say this because this article explained during real world testing how the tech just fails or does not quite measure up and keep the vehicle straight going down the road. how it disengages with out warning at times and catches the driver or can catch the driver off guard and they are not even aware it is disengaged. Which is why I personally am rebuilding my 99 Mercury Grand Marquis to use as a daily driver. Low tech all the way. Going for Blue tooth radio possibly gps in radio is about it. and Cruise control which came with car but may jot use it. I like being in control fully making the decisions, facing the road challenges and the other drivers and cars and trucks as I travel the roadways and byways of America.
here is the link to the article for you to read as well. By the way what is your opinion?