The XUV700 is the most-advanced product in the Mahindra lineup but people misuse the very features that are designed to safeguard them.
A man lies down on the passenger seat of a Mahindra XUV700 after putting it on adaptive cruise control. XUV700 has become one of the most successful SUVs in modern times owing to its strikingly bold looks, the latest tech and convenience features like ADAS, 5-star safety rating at Global NCAP and powerful engines. However, there have been numerous cases where the owners are seen carelessly using the ADAS function to create viral reels to boost their social media following. Here are the details of one such case.
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Man Lies on Passenger Seat of XUV700
The video clip has been shared as YouTube Shorts by gtahubbadal. It captures a bizarre and perilous stunt by an XUV700 driver. He is seen almost lying on the passenger seat with his back toward the road for reels. Shockingly, there is no one in the driver’s seat. He put it in Adaptive Cruise Control mode where the electronics ensure that the SUV drives at a pre-defined speed braking and accelerating automatically depending on the traffic situation. The aim of this feature is to make sure that the system intervenes if the driver doesn’t react to an unforeseen scenario quickly enough.
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However, people have been using it to undertake dangerous stunts and to create viral content for their social media followers. The man in this video is not even facing the road. In case of any emergency, he won’t even know what hit him. This is the stupidest thing you can do with your car. He is posing for the video as someone from the back seat records the entire episode. We can only urge our readers to not promote such activities on social media and raise awareness regarding the perils involved with such stupid acts.
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What We Think
We lose thousands of lives each year in road accidents. Most of them are due to the carelessness of the driver and disregard for the traffic regulations. We must ensure that we don’t indulge in such idiotic acts and discourage anyone around us who is doing this. Note that he/she will jeopardize the safety of everyone on the road. It is high time we start becoming responsible drivers and follow traffic rules. If you find anyone risking public safety like this, report them to the authorities so that appropriate action is taken against them. Stay safe and follow traffic laws.
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