This is sort of an old urban legend that has been making the rounds again, but there's some truth to it in that we shouldn't use cruise control in our vehicles when it's wet or icy outside.
One thing reminded me of Lean principles and the idea of preventing errors from occurring, a mention in the one email version of this story that's making the rounds that pointed out how certain Toyota models prevent you from using the cruise control when the wipers are on, something mentioned here on the Popular Mechanics site.
Pretty good example of error proofing, don't you think? Are there other cars with that safety protection, or just those with new “adaptive cruise control?”
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