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Post by old man » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:20 pm

Why on earth this is standard is beyond me.
I have never left a child in the car in 5 years, I don't think I'll ever forget that.

What's the likelihood this serves a purpose for the 99%? Safety gone mad. It's like saying all lampposts should beep I case I walk into them.
And therein lies the reason that Hyundai (in this case) see fit to legislate against the stupid, the ignorant and those that are too arrogant to think that they will never make a mistake.
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XADE
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Post by XADE » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:42 pm

old man wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:20 pm
Why on earth this is standard is beyond me.
I have never left a child in the car in 5 years, I don't think I'll ever forget that.

What's the likelihood this serves a purpose for the 99%? Safety gone mad. It's like saying all lampposts should beep I case I walk into them.
And therein lies the reason that Hyundai (in this case) see fit to legislate against the stupid, the ignorant and those that are too arrogant to think that they will never make a mistake.
I am not sure if it's Hyundai or the safety legislations around cars these days to be honest. Different opinions, but I trust myself to not need a few of these warnings, and by ignoring them which most drivers will now do anyway doesn't really help improve these so called 'problems' with safety.
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Post by old man » Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:46 am

but I trust myself to not need a few of these warnings
You're missing the point somewhat. A conglomerate like Hyundai/Kia doesn't give a personal fig about whether an unknowns child or dog get's left to fry on the back seat or hit on the head by a rear hatch closing.
What they do care about is getting sued by an unknown who let their child/dog get fried on the back seat and claim that there was no warning in place to alert them to the fact they'd forgotten their child/dog. So by fitting a warning chime to warn of danger, they can claim they did their part and it's not their fault that the car owner ignored it.

And yes, all of these warning chimes can be annoying and the more there are, the more likely some will be ignored or turned off, but the manufacturers won't stop fitting them as they're covering their backsides.
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Post by XADE » Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:25 am

old man wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:46 am
but I trust myself to not need a few of these warnings
You're missing the point somewhat. A conglomerate like Hyundai/Kia doesn't give a personal fig about whether an unknowns child or dog get's left to fry on the back seat or hit on the head by a rear hatch closing.
What they do care about is getting sued by an unknown who let their child/dog get fried on the back seat and claim that there was no warning in place to alert them to the fact they'd forgotten their child/dog. So by fitting a warning chime to warn of danger, they can claim they did their part and it's not their fault that the car owner ignored it.

And yes, all of these warning chimes can be annoying and the more there are, the more likely some will be ignored or turned off, but the manufacturers won't stop fitting them as they're covering their backsides.
I'm not missing the point whatsoever, I can still feel aggrieved at Hyundai using these alerts when I don't feel they are necessary to me, that's part of car choice, and future updates will take into consideration a balanced view of safety and practical usability. Hence why some safety features can be disabled (like steering assist), and some as you say are kept on to cover Hyundai's back. not mine.
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Post by maurice28 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:27 am

We all know this car loves to bing and bong a lot. It's almost become a game on journeys with the kids in the back, where they always ask 'What was that one for, Dad?" when it tells me the washer fluid is low or there's a 'collision alert' because I'm passing a parked van at 15mph with about 10 feet of space to spare.

But I find it really odd that, when using the lane follow assist (I always get them mixed up, I mean the one that basically steers for you when on the motorway) and the car loses track of the lane and stops steering, it doesn't bong! The steering wheel icon on the dash just goes white rather than green. I'd actually find an audible warning really useful in this scenario so not sure why it's one scenario they decided not to include one.

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