- Mahindra XUV700 comes with ADAS features that are meant to enhance safety.
- But people have been misusing it frequently for a long time now.
- This latest driver was involved in an accident because of playing cards while letting ADAS drive the SUV.
In an unfortunate incident, a Mahindra XUV700 driver plays cards while letting the SUV drive itself but crashes afterwards. This adds to the increasing tally of cases where XUV700 owners are misusing the ADAS functions of the car. ADAS refers to Advanced Driver Assistance System that is meant to aid drivers and not substitute them. Lately, a lot of cases have cropped up where people are flaunting not paying attention on the road after switching the ADAS functions ON in their cars. Here are the details.
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XUV700 Driver Plays Cards While ADAS Drives Car
The video has been uploaded as YouTube Shorts by Soutrikghosh5199. It shows the driver of the XUV700 playing cards with his friends as the car moves on its own using the ADAS. ADAS recognises lane markings on the highway and is able to steer, accelerate or decelerate the car on its own depending on the road conditions. In essence, its aim is to support the driver in the case of emergencies. However, people have been misusing it by allowing it to replace the driver.
We have reported many instances where the drivers are seen eating lunch, sitting in the passenger seat, climbing the roof or playing games in the moving car without paying attention to the road. This is equivalent to inviting trouble. In this latest case, the SUV is seen hitting a divider head-on and the airbags are seen deployed. We don’t know whether the occupants suffered major injuries or not. Nevertheless, this should serve as a lesson to all those who are involved in such idiotic acts.
Finally, we would like to advise our readers to propagate road safety measures and discourage such mindless acts. India is already home to thousands of road accidents each year taking the lives of thousands of people. It is high time we start becoming responsible drivers and conducting ourselves according to the laws and regulations on the road. Do share your thoughts about this with us.
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