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2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Cadillac

image2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

Read daily updates on our long-term road test of the 2013 Cadillac ATS and follow along as our editors live with this car for a year.

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    jederinojederino Member Posts: 0
    Nice - I do hope that this technology helps us as drivers, rather than making the commute home a time for catching up on emails and friendster.
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    bassracerxbassracerx Member Posts: 188
    i would rather an attentive AI then an inattentive driver. my only worry is that what happens if the driver is not able to take the helm in time if the AI malfunctions or people put too much faith into the system's ability (100mph in the rain) and how would liability work in an incident where the car could not avoid a collision on it's own (probably the driver couldn't either... but)
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    wizard8873wizard8873 Member Posts: 20
    Watching the car directly infront of you is bad driving practice. I've always been taught and drove with the mindset of watching the furthest car that I can see while being mindful of the cars infront and around me.

    Nice technology and definitely great to have for long trips (I was once stuck in a base Cobalt rental without crusie control for 600 miles) but it's an aid, not something that should be relied upon.
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    fordsamafordsama Member Posts: 1
    Amazing technology that should help reduce some accidents.
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    duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    Automakers would do well to be careful on how they apply this tech- it's not inconceivable that some unusual circumstance on the road will lead to a malfunction of the system (and ensuing crash/possible loss of life). We've already seen an odd example of this a few months back when an Infiniti SUV wouldn't cross a bridge without freaking out because of how the system perceived the bridge as an approaching object. Would the automakers be willing to accept the liability of taking responsibility completely out of the driver's hands?
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    fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Agree with other posters - you're not supposed to be staring at the bumper of the car in front of you. You are not supposed to require smart cruise control in order to keep your scan further up the road, where it's supposed to be.

    And you're not supposed to be groping through a camera bag in order to take photos of the IP while traveling at almost 60 mph. The system is capable of hitting the brakes if required, but you are not only capable of hitting the brakes, but of changing lanes or hitting the gas if required...so you chose to allow a less-capable entity to take control of the vehicle while you futzed around with something not driving-related. That's irresponsible.
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