I read "White-knuckle test drive ends with car in control" (in some issues of the July 12 edition), and it troubles me.
I commute to work on a motorcycle. Why? It gives me the opportunity to enjoy one of the purest forms of handling a machine for enjoyment, the other being a car, of course.
That is why Julie Armstrong's column troubles me. Do you really hope that cars turn into the crash-avoidance machines that that new technology displays?
Even for my friends and family, whom I love dearly, I would never want a car to be controlled in such a manner.
This seems like just another step in the process for people to lose one of the great freedoms we have: driving.
Eventually, we'll all be tooling around in our little train-like boxes with no control, sensors and motion detectors everywhere - what's the deal?
What will the future driving test be? "OK, now demonstrate your ability to press the appropriate button."
It just seems odd.
Do you have any idea when that technology might begin to hit the market?