I have so many door dings on my daily driver, I shutter to think about replacing it, last fall was really thinking about taking advantage of the fall sales, then I took my son to a birthday party and changed my mind. I was away from my car maybe 10 minutes came out and there were new dents on both sides caused by door dings. I had just washed my car, so I was absolutely sure the dents where new. At that point I abandoned the idea of getting a new car, as the only solace was at least my current vehicle is paid off. Since manufacturers are making cars so smart and capable, surely we can generate a protocol that would have a car that detected one of its' doors made contact with another, communicate to the other car that it happened. Also a camera in the rearview mirrors what would switch on when an impact is detected and possibly get license plate numbers.
If people believe they aren't going to get away with damaging someone else's property they'll be more careful - it's the "keeping honest people honest" theory.
If there were a new car that had a way of recording a door ding and whom was responsible, I'd definitely go for that feature.
Edited by meyeste, 06 March 2017 - 10:49 AM.