The article actually is focused on advanced safety technology in general, with a slant towards the car doing more and the driver doing less. The article is even titled, "Latest Car Models Take The Driver Out of Driving" Infiniti's LWD (via the '05 FX) was one of several new technologies discussed.davezaristo said:Mainly talked about the LDW...i still doubt that feature since it can be potentially very annoying...
I do not see this technology as "encouraging" poor driving habits; rather I see it as a potentially promising safety feature. The driver who does not drift some while on an extended drive (6+ hours) is rare indeed; I for one am guilty and most everyone else is to (if they are honest). Good for the rare driver who has never drifted off course.ujmot said:It's a great new techonology that encourages people to pay less attention to driving, drive when sleepy and talk more on the cell phone, etc...
Acura's version is a little more sophisticated than simple on and off. They sense the amount of rain and vary the speed accordingly. I for one do not like windshield wipers that go any faster than necessary, therefore I frequently "lift my right hand" to adjust the speed. As I said this is by no means a necessary accessory, but one that is nice to have.Christian said:"Rain sensing wipers", hahahah, now that's something I need because I'm too lazy to lift my right hand and turn the wipers on myself. :wink:
This is actually a great feature, I had in my Mercedes CLK, it is supposed to adjust the intermittant delay depending on how hard it's raining.Christian said:"Rain sensing wipers", hahahah, now that's something I need because I'm too lazy to lift my right hand and turn the wipers on myself. :wink:
Ha ha, same here!ShadyJC said:
Er, you serious?!msu79gt82 said:The driver who does not drift some while on an extended drive (6+ hours) is rare indeed; I for one am guilty and most everyone else is to (if they are honest). Good for the rare driver who has never drifted off course.
If you are saying you have NEVER inadvertantly drifted out of your lane, yet; then I salute you sir. And I meant to emphasize the word YET.kcrudup said:Er, you serious?!
I drove a 26-foot Ryder with a four-wheel car-dolly from DC to Oakland over the course of three days driving 18 hours per day, including thru near-tornado weather in boring-ass, straight-ass Nebraska. If I'd so much as sneezed wrong I'd've been all over I-80, but the only thing that got to me was the wind.
I used to drive Gary, IN to the ATL and back (10hrs each way) for a weekend jaunt all the time in College.
It's really not that hard.