Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sometimes Low-Tech is better Part III

Another example of why technological advances can be bad for you.

US special agent Jaime Zapata was killed by gang members when the doors to his armored SUV automatically unlocked after he placed the transmission into park. This 'convenience feature' was meant as a way to make the lives of lazy Americans soccer moms easier, by automatically unlocking their doors for them. Apparently, the engineers did not take into consideration the possibility that violent individuals might be surrounding the vehicle.

http://www.newser.com/story/139761/suv-convenience-feature-is-fatal-for-us-agent.html

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