Electronic Back Seat Driver

How would you feel if your car was able to warn you if it "thought" you were going to fast or driving too close - would it make you a better driver? Personally I doubt it, but Japanese engineers are working on a "safe driving promotion" system that can do just that. It's not just kicking in if you go faster than the posted speed limit, though; it takes into account other traffic by means of the sorts of sensors modern cars already have - such as radar - and "learns" your reaction times as time passes with you at the wheel. So it will still nag you like an electronic mother-in-law, but it will perhaps be more judicious in handing out criticism...

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