A MyLink menu is displayed inside a Chevorlet Spark electric car.
A MyLink menu is displayed inside a Chevorlet Spark electric car. - 
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Not to get too personal, but do you ever fight with your car? If that sounds ridiculous, it's probably because you haven't been in a new vehicle lately.

In an attempt to increase safety, comply with government mandates, and attract young and tech-focused buyers, automakers have added lots of collision-avoidance and infotainment features that come with their own -- sometimes grating -- personality.

Writer Beth Teitell notes the downsides of having her own car act as backseat driver. 

Do you ever get annoyed by your tech-heavy vehicle? Or do you like the robot companionship? Tell us in the comments below.

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