Semi-autonomous automotive tech has infiltrated a host of modern cars, but the luxury segment sees more than its fair share of systems designed to do as much of the driving for you as is legally possible. Unfortunately, when you pick up the keys to your new car or truck, there’s very seldom any information provided about how and when you should use any of these features – let alone a discussion of situations where it might be dangerous to rely on them.
It’s a frustrating state of affairs as we begin the slow, and ultimately drawn out transition from the status quo to a distant future where legitimate self-driving cars are commonplace. In the meantime, we’re dealing with a host of competing technologies, opaque functionality, and a variety of user interfaces that aren’t always adequate when it comes to communicating what’s actually happening when you push that button on the dashboard.
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