Originally Posted by NLOVNIT
I'm waiting for the "chauffeur app" so I can not wigg out over the idiots that pull out in front of me & can just sit back with my glass of wine & enjoy the drive.
Now if those people had a "chauffeur app" or a "can not talk on phone or text app and must actually pay attention and actually learn the rules of the road app" you wouldn't need that "chauffeur app" as much would you? Oh wait you would. There's that box behind you that has so many interesting diversions.
Technology of vehicles have changed a lot too, my first car that was my use was an 1989 it made 140 bhp out of its V8, my first car that I owned was a well-used 1993 that made about that same hp out of its V6. It had 3 remote control volumes located on the dash beside the instrument cluster. My car now has a touch screen, voice controls (including climate, nav, radio), satellite radio, CD & DVD not cassette, two television monitors in its headrests, 11 or 12 speakers I forget which, steering wheel controls for its multi-function trip computer, radar cruise control and stereo. It tells me if someone is coming from the right or left when I back up, has guide lines on its display to show me what path I'm backing up into, beeps if I'm about to run over a skateboard or bike, tells me if something is in my blind spot, moves the seat forward when I get in, power tilt/telescopic wheel, power lumbar, three zone climate control, power passenger seat, heated seats not just in the front but second row, airbags in its seatbelts, a compressor for its fridge, does a courtesy wipe when it's not winter after I clean the windshield, blinks three times for a lane change when I flick the stalk, can change its interior light colour when I feel the mood, has 4 sunroof panels (only the front opens though), automatic transmission has flappy paddles, has twin turbos, I think about 350ish hp and 365lb ft of torque, can open it's own tailgate, can be started from inside, can flip the rear seat to tailgate mode/cargo mode/people mode) with a touch of a button can parallel park itself (well you need to press a button, shift into R, shift into D) and probably a few other things I don't know it does.
The hilarious thing is our snob brand vehicle from just 7 model years ago doesn't do half that stuff. Now that one being a non-luxury brand doesn't have a heated steering wheel only has 1 sun visor per side and makes do with just "Sony" speakers but in 1991 if I told you my car could do that would you believe it. Only a matter of time before non Caddys/BMW/MBs have night vision or you can get roller arm massage seats a la Lexus LS in a golf cart.
Think also about tech at home, your washing machine can now tell your phone its done, in Japan you can start your rice cooker from your phone and complete your ATM transaction via phone while in line just going to the ATM to put in the deposit and collect the yen....