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New features who are the beneficiaries

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When it comes to buying a new car there are two types of buyers, group one are the buyers that just buy a car for it’s looks.

group two the buyer that does exhaustive research to make sure it’s what they really want or need.

Over the past 20 years cars have got more features and devices then you may or may not need. Now with the latest add campaign regarding faulty airbags it’s revealed that a faulty air bag may kill the driver or passenger if not replaced.

features and devices on a new vehicle come at a huge price to the purchaser as these features and devices do have a shelf life, yes that’s right.

So the way we should see our humble set of wheels is as follows, it’s a computer on wheels, so ask yourself how old is your computer?, chances are it’s not more than 10 years old.

So if we have a vehicle older than 10 years are all the features and devices still serviceable, that’s my question.

Perhaps we need to ask who is responsible for any faulty device or features should a fatal injury from an impact collision.

lets take the anti collision feature, to what degree has this device been tested.

Maybe we need to look at these types of features another way for example if you are driving at 80 kms with two young children in the back seat. You are driving a vehicle installed with a anti collision feature and someone runs out onto the road, all of a sudden your vehicle stops to avoid a fatal injury to the person that run into your path of road. How does the anti collision feature avoid the vehicle behind you whether it be a truck or car it may not be able to stop, then slams into the rear of your vehicle.

I really do wonder if car makers think drivers are either stupid or not able to think, because I don’t know if I’d want a microprocessor to make such a decision between the protection of people’s life’s within the vehicle that you are driving, or the stranger that just ran in front of your car.

Perhaps you write to me and tell me…

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