It looks like Nissan drivers of the future will have another electronic nanny nudging their vehicles toward safer driving. Nissan has recently demonstrated to Reuters a brake-resistance device that would attempt to keep drivers from changing lanes if another vehicle is detected in the motorist's blind spot.
Blind spot and lane departure warning systems aren't new--many vehicles we've tested include lights that illuminate or warning beeps to notify the driver of danger. The
As a feature to correct careless drivers, this brake-resistance device is a welcome addition to Nissan's cache of safety equipment. However, we can't shake the feeling that somewhere betweenand brakes that pull is a future where our cars are driving us.