Usually people who live in their cars do it because they don't have a choice

But if you're living in Europe or Japan you might want to live in your car because it's so cool! It's your transportation, your office, and your living room all in one.
You can check your e-mail, surf the web, sing karaoke, even watch your favorite TV shows from the comfort of your driver's seat!
But, according to the New York Times, American car manufacturers are not too keen on these additions. Why? Because Americans tend to sue companies very easily if something goes wrong or if they get in an accident.
But in other parts of the world, like Europe, TV fanatics don't even have to miss their favorite shows. In many Audi models drivers use the same screen that powers the navigation system to tune into broadcast television. This feature shuts off automatically if the car goes above three miles per hour. But even with that safety feature, Audi has no intention of offering it in their American models.
A feature Toyota offers in Japan, but decided against in the U.S, is its Intelligent Parking Assist. It automatically parks the car, moving it back and forth until it fits in the space.
Now that must sound mighty attractive to those of you who hate parallel parking, but there are downsides. It doesn't recognize if the car in front of you moves, or if a ball or a child is suddenly in the way.
As one last example, there's a car called a "G-Book" in Japan that offers in-car karaoke. Also a driver can read and write email messages using a dashboard mounted screen.
I know all this stuff sounds cool, but I, for one, am glad that cars in America are mostly used for plain old driving.

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