not too bad
We already have the adaptive cruise control with is great for the swerving audis and roadworks. Not too bothered about autopark but a step forwards.
Ford today promised to help motorists keep moving through heavy traffic, but the caveats it's applying to its prototype mean we won't be jam free for quite some time. Appropriately dubbed "Traffic Jam Assist", the technology Ford was keen to tout today uses radar and cameras to track other vehicles and road markings while …
Will Ford be providing a revision for the French market place that takes into account the gap between the three vehicles in front & behind your inteded parking space, provides a statistical probability as to if the handbreak of said vehicles is engaged and calculates potential damage to bumpers before attempting parrallel parking?
Surely the French will both love and ignore any such system, since it isn't installed on a citreon/renault/peugot
Very few manufacturers do. What they used to do was flip the picture so it looked like it was a RHD car.
What stopped 'em was going all "contact us via teh inathtoobes". This caused a deluge of idle pedantry pointing out that the number plate was barse-ackwards. This is something that most people aren't arsed enough to write a letter about, but will happily thumb a smug tweet unto The Great Electronic Deafness upon spotting.
Well there would be less accidents on the non-Apple roads as all the fanbois are diverted to the iRoads where they will be in their iCars but not really paying attention to the road as they play with their iDevice just before they iCrash.
Darwinism in action - bring it on.
So I have to agree the roads with the higher IQ drivers will be safer because all the idiots who think they can text ‘n’ drive will be on the iRoads.
I remember working at a car technology demonstration show sometime in the early eighties where Ford showed all the cool stuff they were going to fit to their cars in the future. This included the LED rear lights (took about 20 years) and multiplexed wiring loom (still waiting). I was one of the crew who pushed the demonstator model car onto the stage because the battery was flat and was in the back of the engine compartment and so could not be replaced without dismantling most of the dashboard assembly.
Based on this statistically significant sample of one I'd say "don't hold your breath".
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