Yesterday, we learned an important lesson about safety issues in car design. In recent years, we have seen a number of design and “smart” features that have jeopardized the lives of those in a vehicle. Yesterday, we learned about the horrific death of the driver of a car with “futuristic” design features and, possibly, with other technological failures.
Years ago, I heard an elderly man say that he would only buy a car that was stripped down of new options and gadgets. He believed that all of the gadgets and bells and whistles were just more things that could break or break down. At the time, I thought it was a funny antiquated theory. Today, it raises a number of questions. [Read more…]