Most drivers prefer new technology for their cars

Posted on Monday, 3 September 2012 , 04:09:04 byEmil

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Most drivers prefer new technology for their cars


A study has been made and according to The Detroit News, a lot of drivers seem to be interested in active safety features like parking sensors a lane-departing warning. Even so, the same ones do not seem interested in a self-driving vehicle. Nine out of ten drivers approve active safety technology. In the study commissioned by Ford were involved more than 2.500 drivers over the age of 18. Apparently 60% of drivers blame blind spots for accidents and 40% are afraid of parallel parking. The study also indicated that half of the drivers involved in the survey admitted to falling asleep while driving or at least they know someone who has. Some drivers have no idea of the technologies that are already available even if they need it. For the ones interested should that the 2013 Ford Fusion has 10 driver aids that may come in handy. Some of them include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, a rear view camera and lane-keeping assist. Of course, these features are also available on other new models offered by different automakers like the Japanese Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet or even Nissan. When it comes to self-driving cars, apparently 39% of the drivers involved said that they would feel quite comfortable driving this kind of car. Even if almost all drivers consider being safe behind the wheel of their car, the majority admits they engage in other activities when they are behind the wheel. ¾ admit to eating or drinking behind the wheel and more than half exceed the speed limit of even use a mobile phone without hands-free. Apparently adult American drivers seem to be aware of their driving habits that can harm them and this is why seem to be more interested in the model equipped with new technological aids. Unfortunately, Ford managed to include this type of technologies in model that have a price that exceeds $100.000.
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