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March 03, 2016

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Nicole Williams

Sounds like a great idea! I'd be interested in hearing more.
On another topic, I would appreciate a future column on how to deal with aggressive drivers. I know that staying out of their way is the best way to avoid accidents but I think there may be more to it?

Rob Meyers

Great idea, but... most if not all intrusive feedback systems are expected to intervene or buzz, occasionally, enough to get your attention and bring something back under control. This situation begs the question, many times driving you require to not drive efficiently, so sometimes you choose efficiency and sometimes you choose not. The intervention is frequent and a soft yellow light on the dash makes more sense, as many cars already have the ECO light. The buzzing especially on a control element, would soon lead to annoyance then anger IMHO. Right idea, but design is a bit off.

Lucas H

Looking at all the new technology trinkets found in vehicles today, I think the main question to ask is, "Are you a driver or a passenger?"

I build and modify my vehicles, I take driving courses and would rather take a long trip through the mountains on my bike or in my vehicle because I enjoy the drive.

These new technology trinkets are not "creating" better drivers, but giving multiple crutches to individuals who should not be driving in the first place.

You want safer roads and the thought that driving is a privilege? Why don't you make people re-take their road test every 5 years instead of "just renewing" your card.

Things change, shouldn't we be sure that we have people who know how to operate their motor vehicle instead of creating Band-Aid fixes for everything?

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