Forget backseat drivers, hell forget annoying front seat passengers, because soon your car will force you to stop at a red light.
BMW's NextGen cars will be equipped with the industry's first ever adaptive cruise control system that recognizes traffic lights.
According to BMW's blog, they tested an M340i on Munich's city streets, with the cruise control set to 30 km/h. The car was able to recognize a traffic light turning yellow, slow down and come to a complete stop as the light turned red.
BMW claims their "Urban Traffic Light Recognition" will bring a car to a complete stop at speeds of up to 50 MPH.
Big Brother's appetite to control everyone, everywhere is getting out of hand.
The UK Guardian warns that within three years, every new car sold in Europe and the UK must be equipped with a speed limiter.
"All new cars sold in the UK and Europe are to be fitted with devices to automatically stop drivers exceeding the speed limit under sweeping changes to vehicle safety rules that the EU has provisionally agreed."
In the United States, politicians want to put breathalyzers in every new car and give drivers mental health assessments.
Today's new cars already come with Lane Assist, Automatic or Assisted Braking and Automatic Assisted Emergency Steering features.
Last month Motor1, published a disturbing list of Big Brother "safety" features that are being installed on new cars.
If Big Brother has its way, no one will be allowed to get behind the wheel unless they blow into a breathalyzer first. Pretty soon, no one will be allowed to speed, pass another vehicle or even dream of going through a yellow light because the car won't let you!
Big Brother's desire to control our every movement is growing and that should scare everyone.
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