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22 February, 2005

More buggies

I covered much the same topic a couple of weeks ago, but the New York Times gives a few more examples of excess 'helpfulness' built, or rather programmed, into modern cars.
To be fair, some users do appreciate such features (as I said earlier, they'd just annoy me), but as the article explains, the car/manufacturer doesn't always know best, and customisation can be difficult.

... an owner wanted to know how he could stop the horn on his car from sounding every time the doors were locked - one of many security features drivers find overzealous. "I don't mind the parking lights flashing," he wrote, "but the horn is a little annoying at 3 a.m. in my quiet neighborhood when I get home from the night shift."

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