2012 Volvo S60 T5: Nannies
April 25, 2012
The buttons in our longterm 2012 Volvo S60 T5 for lane departure warning and collision alert are always in the state you see above: off. I don't think this is a coincidence. To me -- and other editors too, apparently -- the overly conservative tuning of these "aids" is more of a nuisance than a help. In particular, the crash alert's flashing lights and squawking induces ten times the panic of the non-crash it detects. Every time it goes off I swear it takes six months off my life.
For those that own cars equipped with similar systems, what's your take -- do you find them helpful, or in the off position?
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 15,171 miles.