What happens when the latest ssssssssssaaaaaaafety systems are stymied by snow? Here’s a look!
Well, sort of.
I wasn’t able to get my camera rolling in time to show you the warning display that lit up in the gauge cluster of the VW GTI I’m driving this week. It lit up to warn me that the Forward Collision Assist system was offline . . . because of the snow that had accumulated all over the car’s exterior.
That’s where the cameras are mounted, you see. And when they can’t see, the system doesn’t work.
Of course, the lights – and buzzers – and other such do. They’ll pester you endlessly about what you already know. That the system isn’t working.
What happens when people become so dependent on all these “assists” that they can’t drive without them?
Stay home when it snows?