If there is one thing that really grinds my gears, it's when an inanimate object judges me and makes assumptions about my lifestyle. A new safety feature to be included in the 2008 Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 will flash a coffee mug in the middle of the tachometer when it senses your driving is impaired. Despite automatically assuming every Volvo driver loves either coffee, tea, or a hairy mug, the system senses your alertness and level of impairment in a pretty unique way.
It uses a Driver Alert Control system that watches the cars relation to the lanes. It can detect when the driver is drifting too far in the lane and will warn the driver that it's time for a break. Additionally, the Volvo models will get some Adaptive Cruise Control as well, which is becoming more and more familiar as of late. [Crave]