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It never ceases to amaze me how effective that tinfoil picture tactic is.


Let's think about this. People literally have no greater fear than being considered uncool. So the only thing they have to do to suppress discussion is to show a picture of tinfoil.
Your greatest fear is being considered uncool?
 

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Thanks for the article, that's a good one. My fear is that Ford's CEO may follow through with his suggestion of deploying this before it's required.
I've never heard anyone call something written by the Washington Post "good." But hey, to each their own.
 
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We're certainly impressed by your confidence - such that you don't want anyone to say anything positive
 

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I can see all kinds of issues with a passive sensor. If they try sampling the air in the vehicle it could easily pick up your drunk companions when you're the sober designated driver. So you're trying to get people home and have your car lock up and refuse to move. Not a good situation. If they trying looking at things like steering or braking inputs it could also generate false alarms. Last year I borrowed my sons Ford Ranger and was driving on I-40 between Kingman AZ and Flagstaff pulling a cargo trailer. The road is so bad I was dodging large potholes for much of that section. The Ranger kept popping up a message on the display asking if I was drowsy. It must have sensed all the erratic motion trying to keep from destroying my trailer in the huge holes. That was only annoying but if it was connected to something that would disable the vehicle it would be a big problem.

If it's not passive then it will be intrusive and I doubt most people will tolerate it.
 

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Uh oh, that's what I was afraid of. It sounds like Ford has already deployed this.


Great points, though, thanks !
 

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OP, the problem isn’t necessarily your point of view, it’s that you’re presenting arguments with definitive claims without any evidence. If you really want to convince people, attach links to your articles so we can reference what you’re saying. You keep saying that Farley has “incredibly bad judgment” but have yet to provide proof or examples of his poor judgment. Your posts read like a high school paper where someone tries to convince the reader that their perspective is correct “because I said so” and anyone who questions you is gaslighting.

If there is any gaslighting going on here it isn’t coming from the other commenters.

Let’s see some proof behind your point.
 
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I'm not trying to convince anyone.


It sounds like you're going to the extreme of ignoring MLRey's points. You're implying that this is a lesson we have to learn the hard way.


I don't doubt your belief that this is an unfortunate lesson that some can only learn the hard way. However, your belief that this has to be learned the hard way is not actually relevant to this thread. I'm just trying to opt out, and I don't care what they think of my choice.
 

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Some wild replies. I'd like to believe we can all agree drunk driving is a heinous crime that is absolutely preventable.
But it's not 100% preventable Probably not even 50% for decades. There are literally decades of cars they won't retrofit. I'll bet good money there will be a defeat mechanism on the market before this half cocked idea hits the streets. Add to that there will be non drinkers that will blow the test "to get their buddy home" or some nonsense. It's like people never study history or even pay attention to human behavior. Mandated seat belts. Excellent idea. Thousands still don't use them. Mandated gun laws. More mass shootings than when I was a kid and everyone owned a gun. The list is endless. You cannot mandate human behavior. Covid ring a bell?
I'm 39 years sober. I get it. I remember many times waking up in my driveway or even my house not remembering how I got there. Against all logic and rational thinking I did what I knew was wrong. The only thing that stops you is you.
Depending on the government to be mankind's nanny has proven to be the wrong course of action throughout history.
 

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No problem just get a pet raccoon 🤣🤣🤣
Like I said in my other post. Or to quote Ian Malcolm. Life will find a way
BTW raccoons make terrible pets. Based on family experience I can assure you, you will come to regret it. Cute little buggers though.
 

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OP, the problem isn’t necessarily your point of view, it’s that you’re presenting arguments with definitive claims without any evidence. If you really want to convince people, attach links to your articles so we can reference what you’re saying. You keep saying that Farley has “incredibly bad judgment” but have yet to provide proof or examples of his poor judgment. Your posts read like a high school paper where someone tries to convince the reader that their perspective is correct “because I said so” and anyone who questions you is gaslighting.

If there is any gaslighting going on here it isn’t coming from the other commenters.

Let’s see some proof behind your point.
I think Grainger is proof that Farley has bad judgement.
If you want a link try Bronco6g forum.
 

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I think Grainger is proof that Farley has bad judgement.
If you want a link try Bronco6g forum.
That’s a good forum recommendation. May have to check them out once I’m done here. Send me the link please.
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