"We are supposed to be the most intelligent living creature on the planet - so please don't make the odds any harder!!!"
that was meant for the auto industy! The more automatic stuff that are put into cars - the more lazy we carowners become - and forgetfull as well (you mentioned that was a proplem for you) I'm not trying to offend you - simply saying that we have to remember, that cars already today are (in my opinion) far to complicated - everything is electronic!!! no more good old simple mechanics....
So please don't take it personally - it's just that I'm so tired af this way of thinking - why can't the car, house, coffemachine do this for me?"
Here in Europe - in the name of environment - new cars can no longer have DRL front and rear - OH NO... cost to much fuel, they say.... so only DRL in the front now... and then they install an automatic device to turn on the lights... just in case it gets too dark - hey... leave it as it was - and we're safer in the long run - and will probably cost the safe/ have the same environmental effect....
and all the blips and bongs?! one for leaving the key in the ignition, another for leaving the lights on, a third one for a blown bulb and the alarm sounds if you try lo lock it with a door open.... that's about it.... - and yes you're right - far too many in my opinion as well!!!
I drove a Chrysler some time ago - it had different sounds for the seatbelts - so if a passsenger did not engage it - the driver could rear and see in the dash who it was... DOOOH!!!
Please don't feel offended- that was not my intention at all - on the contrary! I was only trying to give everybody a wakeup call - my self included!