What is the point of having the car doors automatically lock once the vehicle reaches a minimum speed?
My initial though on hearing about this "feature" 15+ years ago was that the manufacturers had so little faith in their door latches that they thought that locking would help prevent the doors from opening in an accident. I realize this is a somewhat farcical line of thinking...
I've always found it annoying to have the doors lock themselves, as I prefer to be allowed to do things for myself instead of having someone else think for me. I find it extra annoying now that I have a vehicle that has a fairly bright light on each door that indicates that the door is locked - a "feature" that I didn't notice during the daylight hours test drive.
What problem is the automatic door locking trying to solve?