Do you really need these high-tech features in a car?

Microsoft ghoo2
Nov 18, 2018 20 Comments

Do you think adaptive cruise control is really useful?
How about lane keep assistant, blind spot monitoring, etc? What else, you name it.

I'm buying a new car and considering an upgrade with these features.


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TOP 20 Comments
  • eBay / Eng


    Why did you click on me 😡
    A lot of drivers are shit, so yeah they do help. For the rest of us who understand how to operate a car and don’t text while driving, they’re not as useful
    Nov 18, 20180
  • Intel DaddyCosby
    When you are stuck in traffic, adaptive cruise control will be very useful
    Nov 18, 20182
    • Workday / Engefficient
      Same, I found this to be really useful sometimes, but it doesn’t do a good job of keeping the distance close / and it doesn’t react soon enough for merging traffics, so I often have to manually brake hard for those line cutters.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • USAA / OpsXXog63
      Which car(s) have you had that experience with? Considering it in my next
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Oath / Englol 😂
    They’re all useful! I can’t imagine driving without them.

    Adaptive cruise control, is like set and forget. Lane keep assist is useful on curvy mountain roads. Blind spot monitoring is awesome when driving large vehicle when even head turns won’t cover everything
    Nov 18, 20184
    • HPE / Enguuui
      It honestly sounds like the car isn’t a good fit for you. You shouldn’t need all those technologies to operate the car.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Apple yEdW78
      If ever your insurance provider reads this, your premium will shot up to Mars
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Oath / Englol 😂
      @uuui Well, the minivan is the only choice for me. The only alternative is a SUV is similar no real difference. Larger cars are definitely less wieldy. So it totally makes sense that these safety features made it into commercial trucks a decade before consumer cars.

      I’m pretty sure your insurance premium goes down with advanced safety features.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • New BFrD16
      > I can’t imagine driving without them

      This is truly terrifying.
      Nov 22, 2018
  • Microsoft / EngLockZuckUp
    I still drive a manual. All I need is ABS. I can actually drive though and enjoy driving
    Nov 19, 20182
    • Microsoft /_-\
      You also need a traction control and electronic stability control for slippery conditions.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Sirius XM Debwh1
      “Need” is not the right word here. “Want,” maybe, as long as you can toggle them off sometimes.
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Yes, especially useful for new drivers.
    Nov 18, 20181
    • New BFrD16
      Seems harmful to new drivers to me because they won’t learn to drive without a bunch of fancy electronics.
      Nov 22, 2018
  • Amazon / EngIAmJob
    Get a Tesla. Use most of those features.
    Nov 18, 20180
  • Cisco / Product


    Have emergency braking, it is law that when you hit you will be at fault, with crazy drivers in bay area it is better to have it, it also comes with stop and go traffic which is a plus !!
    Nov 18, 20180
  • Groupon vrMN64
    Adaptive CC is pretty useful during stop and go traffic (and usually paired with emergency braking), I read somewhere that these technologies remove the boring parts of driving so you can focus on the fun parts, which is why I got them and def agree. Besides you can always think you’re a great driver and get hit by a shitty driver, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Nov 19, 20180
  • Apple Grdcnkjd
    Love adaptive cruise. Blind spot is nice. Lane keeping is annoying AF. (Volvo)
    Nov 19, 20180
  • Agilysys pewpyuu
    I’m a frugal guy with a shitty car. But when I drove my sisters car 350 miles then Adaptive Cruise Control was awesome. However, the lane alert annoyed the hell out of me.
    Nov 19, 20180
  • TI IOlOl0
    Most civic and even corolla level cars come with those features included... adaptive cruise control helps with stop and go traffic which takes off a lot of stress. The question is if you’re buying a new car it’ll likely have the feature already unless you’re buying a car that’s 3-4 years old.

    All these features are safety aids which helps you avoid accidents so I think you should welcome them. It does cost more in German cars if you want these whereas they’re more or less included on several Japanese cars
    Nov 18, 20180

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