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Am I imagining things, or did my new car just say “traffic ahead“ roughly a quarter mile before I hit the congested portion of the freeway? 😮

IM5688 · 61-69, M
If I am stopped behind someone at a red light, when the light turns green and the car in front of moves, a message comes on in my car telling the vehicle in front of has moved and I can go ahead now.
IMO, all this new technology is taking away the need to have actual driving skills. I don't like it.
justanothername · 51-55, M
@IM5688 Yes it is doing just that. I’m pretty sure you can turn all those alerts off.
SlaveEt · 36-40, F
Agreed! I don't trust the self driving cars either. One good virus or glitch and we end up in the ditch.
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bookerdana · M
My car knows the speed limit and complains if I start to exceed it..only in areas with certain signs🤔 Glad yer enjoying yer new ride!
Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
@bookerdana Happy my car doesn’t do that! It does have the speed limit shown next to the speedometer, but doesn’t complaint when it’s exceeded 😅
bookerdana · M
@Zaphod42 Thats what I have,its not a talking car 😑
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
If it says; 'In half a mile let me out.' You know your driving is bad.
calicuz · 51-55, M
I'll buy one of those cars when they can go to work for me.
You aint seen nothing yet.. thats just vehicle to vehicle connectivity..

Theyre working on vehicle to infrastructure connectivity. All new cars going out now will be able to have a software update once the infrastructure is rolled out..

I.e. - redlights forcing you to stop if youre going to speed through it.
justanothername · 51-55, M
Your cars navigation system would have said that. What make of car do you drive?
justanothername · 51-55, M
@Zaphod42 Those alerts may be turned on by default. You should be able to go into your cars navigation settings and turn any traffic alerts off.
Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
@justanothername I’m not upset that it’s on, it just took me by surprise. I’ve had it a week and that’s the first time it did that.
justanothername · 51-55, M
@Zaphod42 I find a lot if that stuff to be very irritating so I don’t have it turned on.
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
Ask it to open the pod bay doors and see what it says..😷
Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
@whowasthatmaskedman I did. That was followed by a long conversation about how I’m not Dave, and Dave’s not here, man. I’m not sure it got the Cheech and Kubrick mix 😂
Donotfolowme · 51-55, F
Technology mate Technology
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