It’s hard to argue that the cars that are rolling off the dealer’s lots right now have more personality than the cars of yesteryear. Have a look at the JDM Legends video below if you disagree:
But it’s hard to tell where those personalities went. Many of you have spoken up on Facebook in recent history regarding the matter, Silas Humphreys mentioned his hopes in the stream:
“I’m hoping we could bin all the advanced trickery and distractions and get a car that doesn’t bug you while you’re trying to drive, and you can work the stereo on without having to look at the thing.”
I think Silas is on the right path, I love the idea of a couch with wheels, but I don’t want to forget that I’m driving. And as silly as it sounds I almost feel like BMW might have the right intentions with their new M5 and their Active Sound Design playing engine sounds through the speakers. Turn the volume down if you despise it, but the sound environment in a vehicle is one of the necessary senses of the Driver’s car.
So, here’s to hoping that the automobile manufacturers don’t forget that there’s people behind those wheels, people with senses and visceral needs.