Re: The reason that the Max series need MCAS
I nearly had an accident the first time I drove an ABS equipped car.
It was icy and the car in front lost control. I braked, it locked up, so I automatically went into cadence braking mode, which the ABS also tried to do... I just steered around the spinning car in front, but it was nerve wracking.
I still don't fully trust ABS, it lengthens the braking distance for a good driver.
Likewise my current car has a collission warning system with emergency braking system. It leaves things much too late IMHO, I have never tested the system, because I just don't trust it to stop in time. At the most, it looks like it would lessen the impact, as opposed to avoiding the accident altogether.