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balthazar

More techno-safety crap ;)

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Interesting article on safety tech and it's ballooning costs & debatable results:

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>>"Ironically, by improving visibility these so-called smart beams could encourage people to drive faster — and more dangerously — at night."<<

This is a general thought I've had, esp in context of reading a debate on a hot rodders forum about vintage vs. new car safety. More & more safety features enable increasing dependancy and less experience/ intuitive skills.

Many on the hot rodders forum were of the opinion that cars were safer, but drivers were much less so (not to mention way more distracted). I can agree with that without hesitation.

>>"Despite conferring a James Bond kind of cool, night vision hasn't caught on; Cadillac and Lexus discontinued their versions due to poor sales. Sure, the technology works as advertised, but it also presents a fundamental driving dilemma: whether to look at the screen or the road."<<

Wasn't Cadillac's imagery projected onto the windshield vs. mercede's dash screen?

If it's true these sorts of features are rising in demand, I wonder if Cadillac will re-introduce it soon?

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