We're all for making cars safer and understand that many accidents are caused by drivers inadvertent lane departures (maybe because there are too many distractions inside the car?). New systems on some higher-end cars use cameras to read the painted lane-lines and will give an audio warning if your vehicle starts swerving into another lane. Nissan is developing a car that will automatically put you back into your lane if it finds you meandering. Using a camera and more software than we care to think about, the system controls the braking for front and rear wheels to "nudge" the car back into your lane. Of course, the feature disengages when the blinker is turned on. Having a car control the direction you're traveling using brake-pulses teeters on the brink of frightening. Nissan isn't the only one creating this kind of feature that takes the driving away from the driver.
- Biggest automotive sales disappointments
- Fastest-depreciating cars in the United States
- Find and compare 2017 Models