With all of the car companies that are deciding to go "green" with electric cars, you would think that safety would be a factor, as well. But Audi, the German auto company, has decided to put out its own version of an electric car, complete with all the bells and whistles, literally.
Now, while I love the concept of going "green," it isn't the fact that these car companies are building electric cars that bugs me; it's how they are building them that really gets under my skin. What are most individuals like when they get a new gadget? They want to play with it, right? Well, that is where the safety that I mentioned above comes in. Audi's new concept car, the E-tron Spyder, is a car and gadget all in one.
According to Rupert Stadler, the chairman of Audi, Audi wants to "accelerate the pace of innovation in automotive infotainment." He also stated that the "ideas of electronics, lifestyle, and automobiles" are becoming more and more interwoven. Am I the only one who sees that as a problem? When an individual is driving a car that should be the only thing that he or she is doing, not playing with the many innovative gadgets and applications that link one's phone to their car and vice versa. Give me a safe, well-built vehicle that will get me to work and the grocery store and I will be happy.