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"Drivers sick of new cars' overbearing 'nannying' technology:

J.D. Power surveyed more than 16,000 car owners with 2019 model-year vehicles at 90 days of ownership, looking at categories including entertainment and connectivity, collision protection, comfort and convenience, driving assistance, smartphone mirroring and navigation.
The study found some built-in apps were not as easy to use as drivers would like, and 29 percent of owners said they discontinued the use of those apps.
Most drivers who reported high overall satisfaction with their in-vehicle technology — 900 or more on a 1,000-point scale — said they would recommend the vehicle to others. So getting technology right could pay off for automakers.
“Consumers are still very concerned about cars being able to drive themselves, and they want more information about these complex systems, as well as more channels to learn how to use them or how and why they kick in,” Kolodge said. “If they can’t be sold on lane-keeping — a core technology of self-driving — how are they going to accept fully automated vehicles?” (ANSWER : They won't)
New technology in cars can also be distracting.
Last month, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released research showing how long drivers can be distracted by in-car gadgets while driving, greatly increasing their risk of crashing."

There may be a market yet for cars without the annoying features you have to figure out how to disable before driving....
 

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Here in Maine they just passed very restrictive cell phone usage in cars laws. I think a lot of it includes using some of this new technology - not that you can't use - but you can't press buttons to turn on or do other things with it. I agree that modern tech is very distracting in cars - every time it beeps at me I look down to see what I have done to cause beeps.
But it is as it is - .
I think smoking in cars in distracting also - you reach to get a cigarette , press lighter, light cig, use ashtray etc.
(I don't smoke).
People have to be very conscious of what they are doing and that paying attention and driving is #1.
 

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In New Hampshire you can't touch your phone, even at a red light. But you can legally lose yourself in the touch screen of your head unit.
 

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If a 100,000.00 dollar Tesla autopilot can’t stop it’s self or steer the car out of danger how can people think a 30,000.00 dollar car stop it’s self , technology is great but if people would wear seatbelts & actually drive their cars we wouldn’t need a lot of this stuff on a car
 
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