Semi-autonomous tech could lead to more in-car sex, expert worries

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Forget texting. Sex could be the next greatest safety hazard facing our roadways.

As semi-autonomous systems like Tesla’s Autopilot or Honda Sensing become more prevalent and lull drivers into a false sense of security, a new form of distracted driving might endanger people on the roads: in-car sex.

“I am predicting that, once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars,” Barrie Kirk of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence told the CBC.

You might imagine, this is perhaps the most distracting thing you can do in a car. Accordingly, it could be devastatingly dangerous. Google estimates it takes 17 seconds to respond to an semi-autonomous car’s prompts to retake control of the vehicle. I can only imagine, if in the midst of coitus, it’s a bit longer than that.

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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