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Automotive Pre-Emption, by Eric Peters

It used to be you told your car what to do. Increasingly, new model cars are telling you what to do. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

New cars do lots of things cars didn’t do in the past – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Convenience has its merits.

But what about pre-emption?

Cars once did as they were told by their owners – and no more. If you didn’t want the doors to lock or the lights to come on they didn’t – until you locked them or turned them on. You could spin the tires – and lock up the brakes – as you liked.

New cars take those choices away from you – like a parent schooling a child.

It is about to get much worse.

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