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Old 03-19-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Talking So you think your car computer isn't connected to EVERYTHING???

OK, maybe I'm slow, or maybe it's in the owners manual and I never saw it...
But I went to drop off recyclables this afternoon and hit the hatch release before the car had stopped moving. Nothing happened and I figured I didn't hit it hard enough, but by then I had stopped - so it worked. Then I tested it as I left, apparently the hatch won't release at more than 5 mph, makes sense... but the only way the switch would operate that way would be to tie it to the computer... they're taking over the world!!!

It never occurred to me to hit the release while I was really moving, why am I surprised that we need computers to protect people from doing something stupid?


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Old 03-19-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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^^^ Oh, so true, they tie into so many things...Thank you to all the lawyers in the world. The dumbing of America!!!
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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That's not as bad as my Beretta was, you actually had to have it in park to open the trunk, and this was a '94 Beretta...I haven't ever tried opening the trunk of the Focus while moving though...

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Old 03-19-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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and now cars that park themselves...yeah, funny how we cater to those of lesser intellect. Personally, i think they should just be shot.
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^ lol you started talking about your Berretta and i started thinkin "wow, computers in handguns!" then i realized you were talkin about a car hahaha

but yeah, computers are connected to everything and to each other. one day we'l be able to get ahold of anyone in the world simply by pressing a sequence of numbers on a keypad!

wait a minute...
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:40 PM   #6
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I seem to recall the gun maker suing GM over the Beretta. It was originally going to be the Baretta, then the gun folks saw it and said "we do not want our name to be connected to this car". I have much greater respect for them because of it.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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my favorite is the passenger side sensor for the airbags. my computer knows just when to turn on the airbag light to buckle in my 12 pack of beer.
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its there so you dont accidentally hit it while cruising down the road-- my gli is worse with computer control then my svt -- it monitors everything
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i did a mod that controls that...put a switch in one of the wires going to the computer...now the doors dont lock themselves when i get above 5 mph and i can open the trunk at 90 mph, haha

edit: the key fob reciever is also on this same circuit...the mod lets u use ur keyfob when the car is on, travelling down the road...whatever...
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i dont know think that would be something i would want =- but to each his own
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