Originally Posted by DallasGC
Just another reason why I hate all this technology. I have turned off almost all of my warning systems. It sounds like a friggin' arcade sometimes in what is otherwise a great vehicle. Makes me want a Wrangler before they screw that up with all the new crap for the new model.
I love the technology. My wife has a 2016 AUDI A4 fully loaded. Oddly, it has only rear parking sensors. One day pulling into a parking space at Target, she brushed the front right corner of the car on the car in the next space. If the AUDI had front sensors, it would have beeped RED and it would have saved me an insurance claim.
Going through a Lemon buy back as we speak, I can attest to the poor quality control of American car manufactures, but will also praise some of the safety tech as it has saved me a few times:
1. Reversing out of a spot and the system warning me of an idiot going 30mpg
2. Last winter on the highway, poor visibility, and I didn't see car in blind spot
3. Stupid me not paying attention and the front crash avoidance saving me from a stopped car.
Years ago as a paramedic I was also a defensive driving instructor so I can read the road very well and generally know my surroundings. But we are all human and the tech is the guardian angle when we least expect it.