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Old 04-11-19, 06:41 AM
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Once again, BMW's safety system failed. It will not stop or avoid collisions. That is the full responsibility of the driver.

Advanced safety features are 'optional', even though if this car was fully tricked out with the rare adaptive cruise control option -- there's no avoiding what just happened here in this link.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/distracte...163825622.html

Since 2016, Lexus has made progress in making safety features more standard across all Lexus vehicles. I'll give them credit here for that. It is the smart thing to do for the benefit of the driver. It keeps their vehicles on the road longer and saves lives. Perhaps BMW is focusing on the sales turnover and service revenue streams too much, instead of the next generation of BMW owners?
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Old 04-11-19, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by All4Lexus View Post
Once again, BMW's safety system failed. It will not stop or avoid collisions. That is the full responsibility of the driver.

Advanced safety features are 'optional', even though if this car was fully tricked out with the rare adaptive cruise control option -- there's no avoiding what just happened here in this link.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/distracte...163825622.html

Since 2016, Lexus has made progress in making safety features more standard across all Lexus vehicles. I'll give them credit here for that. It is the smart thing to do for the benefit of the driver. It keeps their vehicles on the road longer and saves lives. Perhaps BMW is focusing on the sales turnover and service revenue streams too much, instead of the next generation of BMW owners?
Well to be fair the incident from the link most likely had literally nothing to do with the car, and absolutely everything to do with driver stupidity. That it happened to be a BMW is really just coincidental (as it relates to the thread). There's no way anyone can claim this was an anti-collision safety system failure - something which is not a standard feature on most cars, including BMW - as we have no idea if this particular car had such a system fitted.

The far more likely cause here was driver error/distraction. That's not exactly brand-specific....



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