reply to post by Nucleardiver
Unfortunately, what we do need however is more fuel efficient engines... Which time has provided and unfortunately, with these advents, comes the need
for computer control.
reply to post by EasyPleaseMe
Not true, I have been recently looking up new vehicles as a possible new purchase with the focus on fuel efficiency.
Now please don't shoot the messenger, as I have looked at these two makes recently and I can't remember which or both have this feature;
Volvo S60/S80 and Tesla Model S.
I believe one of or both of these have a safety driving feature that when detects the speed of traffic change, it changes the cruise control speed as
well. With this feature, it also has the ability to sense pedestrian traffic and slow the vehicle down.
Now it did state that the feature wouldn't stop the car at a red light... But I think that is a limitation of insufficient information that the car
doesn't know there is a red light.
But the point is, that doesn't really matter, because if you can hack into the cars computer control system, you'd be able to trick it into thinking
an accident has occurred and tell it to slam on the brakes.
Or, inversely, pick up speed.
I have no doubts that they can control modern cars.
And as the first reply to Nucleardiver, we need more fuel efficient cars and that comes at a cost.
Just as a side note, the European version of the Volvo S60 (Diesel) gets 71mpg.
Or to us Aussies that use KM, that is roughly 30km/l.
With a fuel tank of 67.5L, that is a range of just over 2,000 kms!
edit on 24/6/2013 by Sovaka because: ETA Volvo S60 Diesel version.