Why are old cars safer new?

Automakers say: every year the cars are becoming safer ... How would not it! Getting around by car is becoming riskier. But the worst thing is that the dangers lying in wait for us on the dark road, or for turning a blind and slippery - we pay for them out of pocket and do put them in the car.
Here are some facts from the "non-secret materials": accident still occur, and on the road mortality is high. Even in Europe, in all their many and costly measures to ensure road safety by increasing requirements for machines licked up the infrastructure can not drastically reduce the number of accidents. Moreover, according to a report by the European Transport Safety Council of 31 March 2016, a decrease of road deaths in recent years has greatly slowed down, and in 2015 even recorded growth.
Why is this happening? First, the machine, albeit trimmed around the perimeter of the airbags have become too complex. So complex that the people sitting down behind the wheel, no longer deal in all sorts of electronic gadgets and assistants.
Look, look, Lexus drove without lights, because the driver forgot to translate the selector of light in automatic mode, staring at a burning day and night in one color dashboard and does not even know what is going in the dark without light.
He, like the owners of Mercedes-Benz, BMW or Range Rover, manufacturers offer their own to deal with the detailed parameters of the gas pedal and the engine, dampers, steering sharpness, rigor stabilization system, and even blows climate control. At least one of the owners of the new "Mercedes" with no external clues, online forums, and instructions could understand the difference between the modes of operation of climate control under the names Diffuse, Medium and Focus? But the Germans are no longer even manuals put in the glove compartment, so you can take them to read at leisure in the bathroom: now they are sewn in the multimedia menu in the form of anime and complex charts, which first need to find out, too! But that is not touch - to "book" the speed is switched off for safety.
Just what this means in reality? Any normal human being - into a rage and a desire not to submit to the system, and continue to "hacking", apart from the traffic.
In October 2014, American Consumers Union has published the results of another study: the vast majority of car owners overpay when buying a car for the cool bells and whistles, do not use them even at 20%. Many are not even aware of the possibilities of multimedia systems and assistants of their own driving.
Personal chips can not guess, but get a lot of reasons to be distracted from the road in the most humdrum trip. And the second reason is resistant accident. Take the interior of any modern cars: the more expensive the car, and the more options there, the more it looks like the cabin of passenger aircraft. The only difference is that pilots are trained for years to respond to every warning of electronic security systems, and drivers who are not coping well, even with the inclusion of the turn signal is lost, surrounded by flashing lights, the peak sensor, text alerts and beautiful panels of virtual multimedia systems.
It is not the scourge of the XXI century stress and sensory multimedia monitors Nissan Almera and touch everything in the Tesla Model S. Even in a calm atmosphere in the parking lot is not always easy to adjust the radio, especially if the normal buttons on the center console is not left, and you can only use the a built-in tablet or incomprehensible, too, touch levers and touchpads. But already in motion ... By the way, in the cockpits of the same aircraft are still using conventional physical keys and toggle switches, as psychologists say: bad man perceives sensory systems management, especially to the touch. Find the track at a speed of 70 km / h - it will not lie with a smartphone on the couch.
Okay media - and if the majority of the car's functions are hidden in the touch panel? There are now quite a few! Even the temperature on the go podbavit impossible without taking his eyes off the road - in the Lexus IS, for example, it is necessary to drive a finger on the touch strip. And then there have to be distracted by the navigation with traffic jams, to respond to SMS, turn off the heated steering wheel and seats. Here is a car in the next row is going slowly and steadily zakashivaetsya right - the driver's head down until his fingers rummage through the central display.
Many consumers have a fondness for mobile gadgets, dissatisfied with a similar interface to the machines - but with some disappointment faced automakers in the polls. One of the first repented Ford: back in 2013, after the Explorer, where the touch was even a button alarm, the US company announced its intention to recover some of the usual functions of the keys, and just as they were updated Explorer again (!).
Sometimes without touch panels for automatic systems assistants case of danger "bases": reserve lever adaptive cruise control in the Mercedes-Benz accident when the wipers, and now you put the car speed limiter to 30 km / h. You'll be blunt and even fall in emergency situations, until you find the button off.
There would just caught in their own music tracks and clever driver comfort systems must rescue assistants, who in modern cars is not worse than that of the spacecraft. Sami otrulivayuschie of marking lines, the brake pedal is pressed when a front "KAMAZ" and noticing signs. They help, but sometimes make it very stupidly: Acura MDX in cruise control only works with a given distance to the front riding machine, so that an equal rhythm of our players crossover at all times rather abruptly (and therefore dangerous) retarding. And actively steer in turn may even scare experienced stritreysera.
A further driver assistance systems flooded with poor warning billion, which the brain because of the inevitable adaptation stops responding. Zapilikal sensor monitoring blind spots, flashing signal dangerous approach, squeaked alyarm about ending omyvayki or camera approach - all this is equally important for the machine, so that it is constantly panics and displays on the dashboard screen is quickly replaced by tips, try to keep up. Was introduced to at least voice alert - out films have long been so. In the meantime, automakers are working only on voice commands, trying to win as touchscreens, but not over the warnings.
In security systems themselves have pobochki. Of course, it helps to feel the snow storm on the third ring, or a sharp turn more confident than on antiquated "Volga", but the laws of physics, Einstein has not been canceled. Stability at high speed works up to a certain limit of 190 km / h in just seem smooth and safe on any Audi - at this speed in an accident will not save any cushions. The later there comes a limit opportunities, the less fear and terrible consequences.
On something like this, apparently, they tried to say a few days ago in Rosavtodor, triggering a hellish bathert: accidents increases due to ... good roads. Like, most drivers on roads with high quality coated violate speed limits and go to the oncoming lane, that is, relax and allow yourself more, because of what and struggling.
Yes, the modern driver is less likely to depart from the icy road into a ditch or smash his head on the bar and break the chest on the steering column in an accident. Fight and die steel motorists for other reasons. STSI is time to include in the new paragraphs analyst accident: because of the correspondence "Vaybere" concert sound settings fresh hit Valerie, recklessness at the limit of stability control or scare signal about the temperature falls overboard to plus four degrees.
Materials: cars.ru

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