Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

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    Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    The American Automobile Association (AAA) is recommending automakers limit the use of advanced driving aids after concluding they’re not really up to the challenge of providing reliable safety. Over the past two years, AAA has focused on testing crash prevention systems to see if they’re all manufacturers claim — deciding that while are useful in some instances, they’re […]
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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    “Active driving assistance systems are designed to assist the driver and help make the roads safer, but the fact is, these systems are in the early stages of their development,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering and industry relations. “With the number of issues we experienced in testing, it is unclear how these systems enhance the driving experience in their current form. In the long run, a bad experience with current technology may set back public acceptance of more fully automated vehicles in the future.”

    Automakers have, however, grown more vocal about how these assistance packages aren’t meant to replace an attentive driver (even though many literally steer, brake, and accelerate the vehicle for you). This has prompted loads of debate among consumer advocacy groups, which claim the language being used to sell these systems is misleading and that the systems ultimately dull a driver’s senses by lulling them into feeling overly confident in a car’s limited capabilities.


    Now THERE'S a shocker! I thought we were all well on our way to HappyLand. Someone must have tipped off GMary, regarding her recent statement that autonomous is a long way off.

    And yeah. Many drivers are NOT attentive. And thinking "Oh yeah, this car will stay in its lane and brake for me, so I can text my BFF!! OMG!!! LOL!!! most of the time and really put my time behind the wheel to good use."
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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    After a hair raising experience in a Chevy Sonic I don't even trust traction control and stability control.
    I sure don't trust the other stuff.

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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    I haven't driven anything with the autonomous features, other than a rental Camry with the adaptive cruise control. I hated it! Cruising along on the interstate at about 75 mph, which is barely average around here, and all of a sudden I looked down and was doing 65. We had got behind some slow poke, and everyone else was blowing us away. I had to continually reset my speed. There is probably a way to deactivate it, but when driving an unfamiliar car to me, I can't get the owners manual out of the glovebox and look it up.

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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Now THERE'S a shocker! I thought we were all well on our way to HappyLand. Someone must have tipped off GMary, regarding her recent statement that autonomous is a long way off.

    And yeah. Many drivers are NOT attentive. And thinking "Oh yeah, this car will stay in its lane and brake for me, so I can text my BFF!! OMG!!! LOL!!! most of the time and really put my time behind the wheel to good use."
    Yeah, you're a moron if you let a computer drive for you. Telslas AutoPilot should have been called Part-TimePilot.

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    I haven't driven anything with the autonomous features, other than a rental Camry with the adaptive cruise control. I hated it! Cruising along on the interstate at about 75 mph, which is barely average around here, and all of a sudden I looked down and was doing 65. We had got behind some slow poke, and everyone else was blowing us away. I had to continually reset my speed. There is probably a way to deactivate it, but when driving an unfamiliar car to me, I can't get the owners manual out of the glovebox and look it up.
    Had the same problem with a rental LandCruiser. Hated it and it wasn't safe, so I just plain stopped using it.
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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    I remember driving a Hyundai rental with one of these things and it kept pulling the car to one side for some reason.

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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    Is the AAA even relevant anymore? I I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that most members are also members of the AARP.

    I love adaptive cruise and I wish my 6 had a more Hyundai like LKA system...I sometimes forget that my Buick doesn't have it. I hate having to constantly click up and down to adjust speed...remember it will always revert to the set speed when in the clear so if you find yourself going slower just pass up the slower traffic.
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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    I sometimes think that it's not so much the systems as it is the driver.

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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH View Post
    Yeah, you're a moron if you let a computer drive for you. Telslas AutoPilot should have been called Part-TimePilot.
    "Widow-maker" was one of the name on the short list, but it didn't make the cut.


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    I remember driving a Hyundai rental with one of these things and it kept pulling the car to one side for some reason.
    So you're that guy!?........................

    It's trying to keep you in-between the lines!
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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    "Widow-maker" was one of the name on the short list, but it didn't make the cut.




    So you're that guy!?........................

    It's trying to keep you in-between the lines!
    So you're that guy!?........................

    It's trying to keep you in-between the lines!
    .Yeah. Those ones that hug the center line are both dangerous and aggravating IMO.

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    Re: Are Modern Driving Assistance Features Unreliable? AAA Researchers Say Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    "Widow-maker" was one of the name on the short list, but it didn't make the cut.




    So you're that guy!?........................

    It's trying to keep you in-between the lines!
    I turned it off thank you very much. Ed

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