29 October, 2020

Relax, Digi Driver Is Here!

“Sit back and enjoy the drive.” That’s the message autonomous technology has for today’s driver.

Relax, Digi Driver Is Here!

“Your attention please. This car is backing up.” In the late eighties and nineties, that was pretty much all the assistance a driver ­received during his rever­sing manoeuvre, more like having a talking horn in the rear. The message was meant to alert people outside. ­Today, automobile gadgets interact with the driver in more ways than one.

Sometimes it’s a blip from the window, a thrum on the steering, or the feeling of the pedal being snatched from under your foot…It’s a whole new generation of driver-assist features at work for you. They alert the driver through sound, visual or sometimes even physical mediums, when they sense a potentially dangerous situation. Some just warn you, some support your action and some act on your behalf. Most driver assistance features are there primarily to enhance safety while a whole bunch of them are designed to make life easier and the drive more efficient and enjoyable.

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