YouTube - VolvoXC60's Channel
Okay, now I saw this advertisement on YouTube for the new Volvo XC60. Now when Volvo introduced its collision alert system I thought that was amazing and a great feature that all cars should probably have as it not only alerts you if you are about to hit something... but if something is about to hit you.
Now they have taken it a step further and introduced an "auto-breaking system" to stop your car in the event you were not paying attention to what was in front of you. Now I'm not saying this is a horrible idea. It will probably save lives of people that would be hit by people not paying attention. But I guess it has gotten to the point that people are so irresponsible that they need a vehicle that can make decisions for them because they are too busy not driving to drive safely.
We are almost to the point of not having to worry about anything as machines and the government will take care of us in every way. Some cars even park themselves! Hooray apathy! Hooray ignorance! Hooray negligence! Hooray!
Honestly though it is a neat idea. Don't know if I would trust it though. What if I am on the highway and crossing a lane to get to another and the car decides I need to stop or something. I'm sure they thought of that when they made it though. I know the traction and stability control in my 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS has saved me from smashing into a wall this winter on a snowpacked I-25. Oddly enough I was swerving to avoid a Volvo that was going under 30mph that decided they needed to be in front of the car going 60 immediately. Some of this new tech on cars is great. But some seems like it takes it a little too far to me.