I've driven a few cars that have the "apply brakes!!" automatically and it's not as intuitive as you think. Most of the time, my FCW goes off because someone is turning in front of me and decides to come to a near-stop mid-turn. Most of the time, I've already slowed and have some idiot tailgating me; the car snapping on the brakes would result in a rear-end tap from that tailgater, instead of me flicking the wheel slightly to go around.
In the reverse of the scenario, when I turn off and someone behind me is too close I also get the blind-spot warning.
I like barely-intrusive driver aids; where Chrysler has them is near perfect. I don't like where we're going; making up for inattentive drivers. If the system tied into ParkSense as well as the blind-spot monitoring, it may be workable.
"This car is 100% sh*ts and giggles."
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary... that's what gets you." Jeremy Clarkson
Last edited by toasteroven; 01-14-2013 at 11:17 AM.