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New auto braking car ad

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Jem, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Well fark me, just saw one of those how safe is your car ads promoting auto braking cars

    The point seemed to be if you where not paying attention the car would save you from the prang.

    Just one more reason that drivers will stop paying attention.



    F @&$ me
     
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  2. it should have a feature where if the driver isn't paying attention, the car slowly drives to the side of the road and stops there.

    which car? links?

    Hyundai had a press release about a car with GPS that would auto brake if you were speeding and coming up to a speed camera.
     
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  3. Hi,

    Sorry just got a quick glimpse of the ad, was not by a car maker but by the safer car people.

    Was done in double play, 1. Car with auto braking , 2. Car without it.

    No first prize for how the endings where!!!!
     
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  4. These things are bloody dangerous, I used to sell a famous Euro brand with these 'safety' features. What they don't tell you is that the radar gets spooked by low-flying birds, walls, trucks and speed humps.

    Give yourself an extra few metres if you're following these auto-braking models, they can stop on a tenner without any warning. I stopped selling them because they spooked me so much.
     
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  5. Edit: Bit of context, the car auto braked because of the hedge Clarkson was trying to park near.

    Hate the idea of the things, though I wonder if filtering bikes will set them off...
    Cause that could be fun...
     
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  6. I haven't seen the ad, but there are two massive billboards on the corner of Mountain Hwy and Boronia roads.
     
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  7. http://www.autonews.com/article/20131111/OEM06/131119997/mazda-cx-5-with-automatic-brakes-crashes-during-test-drive-Japanese
    http://www.caradvice.com.au/259612/mazda-cx-5-city-brake-safety-demonstration-ends-in-injury/


    http://www.mazda.com/technology/safety/precrash_safety/scbs.html
    you know dumbarses will though...
     
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