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Would you like to drive a car using your eyes and nothing more ?

Asked by philosopher (9152points) April 25th, 2010

See link.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100423215028.htm

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LuckyGuy's avatar

I’d be constantly hopping the curb and bumping into scantily clad women.

mrentropy's avatar

While there are times when I wish there was an “auto-pilot” for cars, the truth is that I enjoy driving.

ucme's avatar

Nah takes all the joy out of it.

MarcoNJ's avatar

Nah…i think I would get too distracted and lose my license in no time.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

I think the cockeyed people would be at a disadvantage.

mrentropy's avatar

Hood-mounted, sight-guided machine guns would be handy, though.

laxrrockr18's avatar

i always look to the side a lot so i would be screwing everyone over

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

No. I prefer the feedback and sense of control that manual-everything gives me. I don’t even like power steering.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

No it would spoil the fun and challenging aspect of it.

Keysha's avatar

Sure. Let me look over my shoulder at what is coming up beside me. Oh, it’s a bicyclist. Sorry, didn’t mean to hit you. my car did it.

philosopher's avatar

@Keysha
The new cars are getting closer and it makes me feel a little strange.
Our new car has no key to turn it on. You push a button. Most features are on the wheel.
It dials numbers through a Blue Tooth.
Cars now park themselves too.

mrentropy's avatar

@philosopher Push button start things are another old style feature that’s coming back. My dad’s 1963(?) Mercedes 190SL had a push button start.

Another feature like that is having the headlight dimmer on the steering column. Originally there was a cord attached to a lever on the column that opened and closed a lantern shutter on the front of the vehicle. Then it got moved to the floor. Now it’s back on the column.

philosopher's avatar

@mrentropy
It is odd for me.
Science Chanel has shows about this stuff.

CodePinko's avatar

Absolutely not:
One of the biggest problems with drivers today is that they don’t understand that driving is a physical, interactive activity.
Drivers that lust for cars that isolate them as much as possible from the driving occupation make me sad.
I want a car with a manual shifter that feels like the well oiled bolt of a rifle.
Numb electric power steering? Vague, soft oversized seats? Hundreds of pounds of sound deadening material? It all makes me sick.
You have to drive, why shouldn’t it be as sensory and engaging an experience as possible?

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